Presentation on theme: "1 Revision of SEEA 2003 State of Play – Environmental Goods and Services Sector Presentation for the London Group meeting 29 September – 3 October 2008,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Revision of SEEA 2003 State of Play – Environmental Goods and Services Sector Presentation for the London Group meeting 29 September – 3 October 2008, Brussels Maja Cederlund, Nancy Steinbach, Viveka Palm - SCB TF on EGSS (Ute Roewer) - Eurostat
2 Headlines Background Starting point Environmental activities Environmental products and technologies Identification of the population of environmental goods and services sector Decisions with respect to limitations The standard tables Contents of the handbook Question to the LG
3 Background Working Group on Environmental Expenditure Statistics at Eurostat agreed on collection of data for the Environmental Goods and Service Sector (EGSS) in May 2005 Eurostat decided to develop standard tables and a methodological handbook Task Force at Eurostat (set up 2006) supports the work In 2009 the final draft of the standard tables and the handbook will be presented to the WG for approval
4 Starting point The environmental goods and services industry - manual for data collection and analysis, OECD/Eurostat 1999, defines Environmental goods and services industry consists of activities which produce goods and services to measure, prevent, limit, minimise or correct environmental damage to water, air and soil, as well as problems related to water, noise and eco- systems. This includes cleaner technologies, products and services that reduce environmental risk and minimise pollution and resource use.
5 Environmental activities Environmental protection activities according to the Classification of Environmental Protection Activities (CEPA) Resources management activities no official classification available but under development, based on the classification of the NSI of Italy for the Natural Resource Use and Management Expenditure Account
6 Environmental products and technology End-of-pipe products (goods and services) and technologies Cleaner/resource efficient products (goods and services) are less pollutant and less resource intensive at the time of their production, consumption, scrapping than the average good/service sold on the national market satisfying the same needs. Cleaner/resource efficient technology is a technical process, method or knowledge which decreases material inputs, reduces energy consumption, minimises waste disposal problems, recovers valuable by-products.
7 The population of the EGSS The Problem: environmental activities are regrouped from many different economic sectors Two options Creating a database of producers of environmental goods and services in order to ensure good coverage of the EGSS sector Compiling a list of selected goods, services and technologies which have an environmental purpose and relating them to their producers
8 Source : Handbook EGSS, ch. 3
9 Decisions with respect to limitations Scope of activities of EGSS is related to the purpose of the production Environmental activities are linked either to EP or to RM Activities should be classified under the main environmental domain according to main purpose and function Excluded from the EGSS are natural hazards/natural risk management and natural resource exploitation The scope of goods and services is restricted to those which primarily are produced to have a favourable impact on environment
10 Decisions with respect to limitations (2) Main producer principle - Environmental sector covers entities which produce environmental goods, but not their components. The distribution of environmental goods (selling) is excluded. - Environmental sector provides (produces) environmental services, but the subsequent provision, distribution or use is excluded.
11 The standard tables Which information is of interest for users of the statistics collected through standard tables? Which information can be expected to be provided by the National Statistical Offices?
12 The standard tables (2) Variables Turnover Value added Employment Export Industries, following a NACE oriented breakdown General Government, broken down to central, regional, local government, following the Environmental Protection Expenditure Account Actors (producers)
13 The standard tables (3) Kind of environmental activities Environmental protection activities (CEPA) Resource management activities (CReMA) Which industries produce cleaner/resource efficient technologies Share of principal, secondary, ancillary, market, non-market production Methodology used to gather and compile data Additional interesting to know
14 Contents of the handbook Definitions Classifications of activities by environmental domains Boundary of the chain of production of goods and services Guidance and sources on how to identify the population Methods on how to gather statistics for turnover, value added, employment, exports Support on filling in the standard tables Possibilities to present and analyse the data
15 Question Should the area of EGSS be included in the New SEEA as an international standard based on the work of the TF on EGSS at Eurostat? ?