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1 1 1 The Oslo Group on Energy Statistics Joint UNECE/OECD/Eurostat Working Group on Statistics on Sustainable Development Olav Ljones, Deputy Director General, Statistics Norway 16. November 2006

2 2 Statistical Commission UN Document to 36th Statistical Commission 2005: Report of the Programme Reviewer (Statistics Norway) on energy statistics. Conclusions and Recommendation: –A better integration of the energy statistics community with the energy policy community. Capacity building. Official statistics Ad hoc meeting, New York May 2005 –Follow up –Two groups, City Group (Oslo) and Intersecretariat Working Group Adopted by the Bureau, Statistical Commission

3 3 The Oslo group? Chaired by Olav Ljones, Statistics Norway Secretariat: Statistics Norway Participants: –Experts from national statistical offices and/or energy ministries/authorities –Experts from international organizations engaged in energy statistics –Experts from academia: energy sciences, energy economics, statistics –Energy experts from the private sector to be invited to participate as advisers Today: 19 countries and 5 organizations –Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, South-Africa, India, Canada, Mexico, USA + UN (UNSD), IAEA, IEA, IMF, Eurostat.

4 4 Terms of reference Objective: 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

5 5 Terms of reference 1. To identify user needs. 2. To define scope of official energy statistics. 3. To identify and collect national and international best practices. 4. To review and contribute to the updating of UNSD handbooks and manuals on energy statistics. 5. To identify gaps in coverage (e.g. fuel types, flows) and to develop methodology to cover gaps. 6. To adopt link or develop bridges to international standard concepts and classifications in economic/environmental statistics to facilitate the integration and interface of energy statistics with other statistical systems. 7. To recommend a core set of tables as a minimum at national and international level to satisfy major user needs.

6 6 How do we organize our work? First meeting in Oslo in February 2006 http://www.ssb.no/ocg 37th Statistical Commission, New York, March 2006 Discussion forum http://forum.ssb.no/blah.cgihttp://forum.ssb.no/blah.cgi Second meeting in New Delhi in February 2007 38th Statistical Commission, New York, March 2007 Third meeting in 2008 Timeframe: 5 years – 2006-2010.

7 7 Coordination with international Activities Environment Economic Accounts and SD indicators Discussion in Statistical Commission 2006 –UNCEEA umbrella function –London Group –Oslo Group –Meetings in London Group and UNCEEA June 2006 The Joint UNECE/OECD/Eurostat Working Group International cooperation Energy Statistics –IEA, Inter Ener Stat –JODI Future coordination ? SNA revisions?

8 8 Coordination of Energy Statistics- NSI perspective Quality principles for Official Statistics Datacapture, response burden Standards Dissemination One Statistical Office - reuse of data og coordinated dissemination

9 9 Energy Statistics in the NSI Production of energy Import/export of energy Use of energy –Sectors and industries Definition of energy products, Renewable and non renewable energy sources Energy Accounts/balances Coordinate with: –National Accounts, –Emission Statistics –International BoP and trade

10 10 Energy Statistics and SD Give priority to energy, economy, environment and sustainability Coordinate reforms about energy in SEEA, SNA Energy Accounts and Emission Accounts Sustainable Indicatores a broad perspective and conceptual capital approach Does not contradict partial models – like for energy and emission and global heating Capital and resources in energy sector. Energy Capital. Discuss if we should ask for revisions, also of SNA


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