5 main topics of the conference are
Compiling environmental statistics – sources, methods and quality
• conventional (surveys) and non-conventional (modelling, estimations, remote sensing, forecasting, combination of surveys and administrative records, integration of information of different sources) methods,
• collaborations between official statisticians and other collectors of information,
• frequency and timeliness of environmental information with the need to have up-to-date information for policy purposes.
Challenges and innovations in the dissemination of environmental and related information
• Geographic Information System (GIS),
• design of public-use statistical products,
• statistical confidentiality vs the right to know,
• remote access to data.
Integration of environmental information – frameworks, standards and classifications
• Green House Gas (GHG) emissions,
• System of Environmental and Economic Accounts (SEEA),
• National Accounting Matrix with Environmental Accounts (NAMEA),
• United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concepts,
• land use and land cover classification,
• ecosystem services.
Environmental and socio-economic linkages – drivers, impacts, adaptation and instruments
• impacts of energy, transport, agricultural, health and other policies,
• the socio economic aspects of climate change,
• measuring effects on specific resources – water, forests,
• how to evaluate the transboundary effects,
• agro-environmental indicators,
• consumers awareness.
The environment and sustainability
• conceptual approaches,
• the role of indicators