The Global Webinar on Strengthening Climate Change and Disaster-Related Statistics: Needs, Priorities, and Action is part of a series of online webinars being held under the 14th tranche of the United Nations Development Account (DA14) Project “Resilient and agile National Statistical Systems to meet post-COVID-19 data needs to recover better”. The DA14 Project aims to help enhance the resilience and agility of the national statistical systems (NSS) of the 50 beneficiary countries to respond to emerging economic, social and environmental data needs in times of crises and disasters, through the use of innovative data sources, advanced data acquisition methods and modern technologies, while ensuring a path towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This webinar organized under Workstream 2.1 of the DA14 project, which aims to strengthen national capacities, and increase the availability and policy use of statistics and indicators on climate change and disaster-related statistics. The Workstream is co-facilitated by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
The objectives of this webinar were to:
- Enhance awareness and understanding in the beneficiary countries of relevant international statistical frameworks and guidelines on climate change and disaster-related statistics;
- Share experiences, including good practices as well as technical and institutional challenges, on the production and use of climate change and disaster-related statistics between beneficiary countries;
- Discuss national priorities and plans for improving climate change and disaster-related statistics, and,
- Share and discuss how countries may further engage in the project.
Before and after the webinar, each participant will be invited to complete a short survey on their level of awareness and knowledge relating to climate change and disaster-related statistics.