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Task Force on Waste Statistics

Contact person: Mr. Michael Nagy

Objectives:

  • Identify in a systematic way the most important policy needs on waste statistics (including SDGs, Green Growth, etc.), map them with existing statistics and carry out a gap-analysis (how “fit for purpose” waste statistics are and what needs to be developed);
  • Define the scope of official waste statistics and clarify important system boundaries;
  • Develop a conceptual framework for waste statistics, and describe its links to other relevant frameworks and statistical domains (such as FDES, SEEA, SDG indicators, Green Growth, circular economy, Driving-force-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework, agriculture and water statistics, etc.);
  • Map the waste statistics framework with existing official statistics and identify parts which should become part of official statistics in the future;
  • Draft a glossary of key terms and definitions, based on those being used in current data collection on waste statistics; and
  • Identify concrete follow-up activities focused on specific areas of waste statistics to support the implementation of the framework.

    Problems with Waste Statistics and Actions Taken (March 2017) (background paper)

    Terms of Reference (February 2017)

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