The project entitled "Development of Environment
Statistics in ESCAP region" funded by the Government
of Netherlands is executed by the Statistics
Division of the United Nations Economic and
Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
The broad aim of the project is to improve
national capabilities of developing countries
in the region for identifying, collecting, processing,
analysing and utilizing the data needed for
formulating policies and programmes for environment
and sustainable development, as well as for
monitoring and evaluating the progress made.
The basic objectives of the project are to
adopt a set of training materials on environment
statistics and to provide the concerned officials
with the available basic standard international
methodological issues of environment statistics
through subregional training workshops for East
and South-East Asia, South Asia, the Pacific
islands and Central Asia during the years 2000-2001.
Under the current project, four subregional
training workshops on environment statistics
are being organized from May 2000 to October