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1 UNSD Energy-related indicators to inform on Green Growth issues

2 Definition  Green growth is about fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that the natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well- being relies. To do this it must catalyze investment and innovation which will underpin sustained growth and give rise to new economic opportunities. (Source: OECD) Other variations exist

3 Green growth  Green growth is gaining support as a way to pursue economic growth and development, while preventing environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and unsustainable natural resource use.  Developing countries often have a larger share of their economies directly dependent on natural resources -> green economy and green growth issues become even more relevant

4 Context  GG/GE is usually framed in the context of sustainability  “Green economy and green growth within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication” has been a theme of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in 2012 (Rio+20)

5 Measuring green growth  Developing and implementing framework conditions that promote green growth requires a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and of related trade-offs or synergies.  It also requires appropriate statistical information to support policy analysis and to monitor progress.

6 Measuring green growth  We need: Methodology (Concepts, measurement framework) Indicators Underlying data sets  Difficulty Defining green growth in statistical terms  Example: Green jobs

7 Measuring green growth  OECD has proposed an ambitious measurement framework

8 Measuring green growth  UN Development account project Develop methodology Select indicators Assist countries in producing data

9 Development account project  Methodology will use existing frameworks and existing data sets as much as possible Examples: FDES, SEEA, Energy statistics and balances  Target achievable indicator sets  For short-term measurable results, focus on: energy use structure of energy supply/use energy efficiency

10 Development account project  Project will focus on Asian and South American region  Regional work plus selected pilot countries  Time frame: 2012-2015

11 Other connections to energy statistics  2012 – International Year of sustainable energy for all  Goals: Ensure universal access to modern energy services. Reduce global energy intensity by 40 per cent. Increase renewable energy use globally to 30 per cent.

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