Presentation on theme: "EGSS statistics in an integrated framework for MEA"— Presentation transcript:
1 EGSS statistics in an integrated framework for MEA Gerald WeberEuropean Commission, EurostatMeasuring Progress on the "Greening" of the Economy: Policies and Practices, Geneva, May 2014Technical workshop jointly organised by UNEP, Eurostat, EEA and ILO
2 Why monetary env. accounts (MEA)? Europe 2020 strategy: resource-efficient, low-carbon economyEuropean Semester: spring review of progress including assessment of macroeconomic situation7th Environmental Action ProgrammeTo analyse:Links between env. (policies), growth and employment
3 MEA modules Environmentally related taxes by economic activities (legally binding)Env. Protection Expenditure Accounts (EPEA)Env. Goods and Services Sector (EGSS) statistics(soon become legally binding)Resource Management Expenditure Accounts (ReMEA)Environmental transfers(draft guidelines)
4 Availability of data for EGSS Voluntary reporting of EGSS data to Eurostat:In 2013 data from 14 countries received.Half of the reporting countries provided data for all 4 variables: output, GVA, employment and exports.Only a few reported on RM domains.On the way to obligatory reporting?
5 European Parliament legislative resolution of 2 April 2014 on amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 on European env. economic accountsDefinitions?EGSS = the production activities that generate environmental products.Env. products = products produced for the purpose of EP and RM
6 European Parliament legislative resolution of 2 April 2014 on amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 on European env. economic accountsWhat?Annual EGSS statistics compatible with data reported under ESA:market output, of which exportsvalue added of market activitiesemployment of market activitiescross-classified by economic activities (NACE Rev. 2) and EP (CEPA) / RM (CReMA) activities.
7 European Parliament legislative resolution of 2 April 2014 on amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 on European env. economic accountsWhen?transmitted within 24 months of the end of the reference year (2015?).How?EGSS accounts should make use of the already existing information from the national accounts, structural business statistics, business register and other sources.
8 What does Eurostat do to develop EGSS statistics? Co-financing pilot projects in countries:European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP):Vienna, : training on EGSS data compilation
9 What does Eurostat do to develop EGSS statistics? Guidance, examples:2009: EGSS Handbook: description/analysis of concepts related to the EGSS, definitions and classifications2012: System of environmental-economic accounting – central framework (with FAO, IMF, OECD, UN, WB)2014: Practical guide towards compiling EGSS statistics2015: Integrated framework for MEA; revision of EGSS handbook
10 EGSS practical guide – why a data integration approach? Comprehensive EGSS surveys first choice?Yes, if feasible. But: Resource constraints? Costs? Burden?Using and combining already existing statistical data (supply and demand side) and other information?Yes, to reduce costs and burden and to be in line with legal base. But: Coverage? Data map
11 Practical guide – data map Indicates available sources by environmental activity and pragmatic categories for data compilation.Sufficient coverage while avoiding double-counting.Test calculations mainly using data already available in Eurostat's on-line database Eurobase and meeting most of the future reporting requirements.National compilers to flexibly adapt the data map to accommodate country specific and more detailed data available to them.
12 EU28 EGSS estimates for 2000-2011 Published end 2013 output gross value addedemploymentfor EP and RM activities.Data compiled based on the methods in the practical guide.
14 EU28 EGSS estimates for 2000-2011 comparisons with data transmitted by countriesresults of studies at EU levelbenchmarking with EGSS data transmitted by countriescompilation of long time series
15 Outstanding issues Coherence of concepts from different account areas? Env. technologies (EGSS) and capital formation (NA, SBS)?Capital formation for EP or RM (EPEA and ReMEA) and production of different environmental products (EGSS)?Scope and definition of RM?Management of cultivated resources (forests)?All renewable energy production (incl. hydropower, biofuels)?Need for a more detailed classification (e.g. recycling and renewable energy activities further broken down by type of natural resource)?(Relationship between EGSS and "green economy"?)
16 Integrated frameworkAn integrated system (NA concepts, SEEA framework) with different env. accounts modulesModules are linked and complement each other; can often use same data sourcesMore-efficient data production16
17 Ways forward Countries' pilot projects Document on integrated frameworkRevised EGSS handbookIndicative compendium of environmental goods and services17
18 Further info on EGSS statistics in Eurostat Statistics Explained