Northern Pacific Sub-regional Workshop on Climate Change Statistics and Indicators

Date
Location
Guam
Kind of event
Workshop
Joint Partner
UNSIAP

In the Pacific region, climate change is one of the most pressing policy issues given its wide-ranging impacts on well-being. The region is already experiencing intensifying threats like rising sea levels, increasing ocean acidification, and escalating extreme weather events, profoundly impacting the region's economy, society, and environment. The urgency for scaled-up and cross-sectoral climate action is evident. Reliable and actionable statistics and indicators are vital to enable evidence-based policy, decision-making, planning and investment. Importantly, these statistics and indicators must be able to speak to the economic, social and environmental impacts of climate change. At the same time, there is a need to strengthen the capacities of national statistical offices and national statistical systems more broadly to produce and disseminate climate change-related statistics, accounts, and indicators to better meet user needs.

The sub-regional training workshop is an opportunity for participants to improve their knowledge on compiling statistics, accounts and indicators in support of climate change related policies. Participants will deepen their technical knowledge and understanding through practical exercises, country examples and discussions focusing on several System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) accounts and implementation of the Natural Disasters and Climate Change survey. Participants will also come to a better understanding of how an accounting approach to climate change can support international and regional initiatives such as the Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals, 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent and the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific.