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1 1 1 Mr. Atle Tostensen Head of the secretariat of the Oslo Group International workshop on energy statistics – 2 Dec 2008

2 2 Objective Established as a city group by UN Statistical Commission 2005 To address issues related to energy statistics and contribute to improved international standards and improved methods for official energy statistics by pooling expertise in the energy community. –One action point: To review and contribute to the updating of UNSD handbooks and manuals on energy statistics In parallel establishment of InterSecretariat Working Group on Energy Statistics (InterEnerStat)

3 3 Who is the Oslo Group Chair and Secretariat? Chair: Olav Ljones Deputy Director General, Statistics Norway Secretariat: Atle Tostensen Sara Øvergaard Jun Toutain (Head) Statistics Norway

4 4 Who are the Oslo Group members?

5 5 Activities of OG: IRES and ESCM From 3 manuals to 2: International Recommendation on Energy Statistics (IRES) Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM) Distribution of responsibility: –UNSD – editor –Oslo Group – main content provider

6 6 Oslo Group – main content provider All chapters are based on contributions from the members of the Oslo Group and on other international standards and manuals OG members has contribution: –At OG1: 31 presentations and documents –At OG2: 28 presentations and documents –List of issues 2007 and OG3: 40 presentations and documents –IRES drafting schedule 2008: 11 chapters written by UNSD and 11 issue papers written by OG members.

7 7 New Website:

8 8 Next meeting: OG4 – Ottawa, 2-6 February Hosted by Statistics Canada Dedicated to review of the draft IRES Set up issues to be addressed in ESCM Focus on cooperation with other groups Collection of national and international best practices.

9 9 Do you want to be part of the Oslo Group? You are most welcome Please contact us or


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