Presentation on theme: "UNSD Energy-related indicators to inform on Green Growth issues."— Presentation transcript:
UNSD Energy-related indicators to inform on Green Growth issues
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
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
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)
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.
Measuring green growth We need: Methodology (Concepts, measurement framework) Indicators Underlying data sets Difficulty Defining green growth in statistical terms Example: Green jobs
Measuring green growth OECD has proposed an ambitious measurement framework
Measuring green growth UN Development account project Develop methodology Select indicators Assist countries in producing data
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
Development account project Project will focus on Asian and South American region Regional work plus selected pilot countries Time frame: 2012-2015
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.