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Environmental Accounts European Environmental Accounts OECD Working Party on National Accounts Paris, 3 -

Environmental Accounts European Environmental Accounts OECD Working Party on National Accounts Paris, 3 - 5 October 2007 Presented by Elisabeth Møllgaard, Eurostat Unit E 3 Environmental Statistics and Accounts Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Overview l l l Policy Background Environmental Accounts in Europe Working Strategy

Environmental Accounts Overview l l l Policy Background Environmental Accounts in Europe Working Strategy at Eurostat Environmental Data Centres at Eurostat Dissemination of Environmental Accounts Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts EU Policy Background (I) l Commitment by Commission AND European Council in

Environmental Accounts EU Policy Background (I) l Commitment by Commission AND European Council in renewed Sustainable Development Strategy (June 2006): “… avoid overexploitation of renewable resources, apply the concept of lifecycle thinking, break the link between economic growth and environmental degradation” Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts EU Policy Background (II) l Commitment by Commission AND European Council in

Environmental Accounts EU Policy Background (II) l Commitment by Commission AND European Council in renewed Sustainable Development Strategy (June 2006): “… build on the EU Strategy on the sustainable use of natural resources” Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts EU Policy Background (III) l Commitment by Commission AND European Council in

Environmental Accounts EU Policy Background (III) l Commitment by Commission AND European Council in renewed Sustainable Development Strategy (June 2006): ”For better understanding of interlinkages between the three dimensions of SD, the core system of national income accounting could be extended by inter alia integrating stock and flow concepts and non-market work and be further elaborated by satellite accounts e. g. environmental expenditures, material flows and taking into consideration international best practices. ” Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Usefulness of Environmental Accounts for Policy Assessment (I) l Link between environment

Environmental Accounts Usefulness of Environmental Accounts for Policy Assessment (I) l Link between environment and economy – – – Good complement to environment statistics Disaggregating data by economic activities National or regional level Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Usefulness of Environmental Accounts for Policy Assessment (II) l Tool for policy

Environmental Accounts Usefulness of Environmental Accounts for Policy Assessment (II) l Tool for policy making and monitoring – – Decoupling indicators Sustainable production and consumption Degradation of natural resources Effects of economic policy measures (Env. Expenditure) Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts in Europe l Eurostat Environmental Accounts Team l l Network of European

Environmental Accounts in Europe l Eurostat Environmental Accounts Team l l Network of European Statistical System European Commission: DG ENV, DG Research, DG ECFIN l Co-operation with the OECD l UN City groups: most relevant = the London Group l UNCEEA, high level committee on environmental accounting Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (I) l Priority to fill in the data

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (I) l Priority to fill in the data gaps for priority areas: – – – l Environmental Expenditure, Environmental Taxes NAMEAs for air emissions Economy Wide Material Flow Accounting. Areas to be developed: Environmental industry, water and energy l l l EU aggregates including estimations Indicators derived from Environmental Accounts Promotion and dissemination of the Accounts Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (II) l l l Two Working Groups on

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (II) l l l Two Working Groups on EA and Expenditure Task Forces to develop methodology ESEA Task Force State of play of Environmental Accounts Grants programme on Pilot Studies Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (III) Task Force on ESEA 2007 and 2008

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (III) Task Force on ESEA 2007 and 2008 European Strategy on Environmental Accounts Objectives of the mandate: – Review of the ESEA (2003): l l – – – the readiness and ability to compile EA further developments Contribute to the work of the London Group Possible regulation on the area of EA Promotion of EA including development of indicators Harmonisation, completeness and timeliness Recommendations of a core set of EA Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (IV) “EA – State of play of recent

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (IV) “EA – State of play of recent work” l Eurostat assessment of progress – – – l to assess progress made by EU and partner countries in compilation of environmental accounts from 2000 onwards to analyse projects and studies on environmental accounts carried out by European countries Interview survey focused on the present state of environmental accounts in European countries Coordinated with similar UN assessment Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (V) l Continuation of the Grants programme on

Environmental Accounts Working Strategy at Eurostat (V) l Continuation of the Grants programme on Pilot Studies – – Main strategy: - Filling data gaps Required: promotion and dissemination of the Accounts Secondary: - Develop new areas in the countries. - New aspects on existing accounts The grants programme will be continued in 2008 Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Environmental Data Centres Eurostat responsible for EDCs on 1. Resources including indicators

Environmental Accounts Environmental Data Centres Eurostat responsible for EDCs on 1. Resources including indicators on MFA, on sustainable use of Natural Resources 2. Products (Integrated Product policy) including data on Life-Cycle-Analysis (LCA) 3. Waste (Waste Statistics Regulation) Other EDCs JRC: Soil, Forestry EEA: Air, Climate Change, Water, Biodiv. , Land Use Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts D-P-S- cause-effect chain (‘Statistisches Bundesamt’) Driving forces Economic production and final use

Environmental Accounts D-P-S- cause-effect chain (‘Statistisches Bundesamt’) Driving forces Economic production and final use activities Economic accounting (SNA) Physical product flows State Pressures Environmental pressure flows Environmental-economic accounting (SEEA) Change of environmental assets (impacts) Environmental sciences Aggregated impact indicator Environmental sciences social value judgements Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment

Environmental Accounts Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment

Environmental Accounts Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts

Environmental Accounts European Environmental Accounts Beyond GDP: http: //www. beyond-gdp. eu Thank you for

Environmental Accounts European Environmental Accounts Beyond GDP: http: //www. beyond-gdp. eu Thank you for your attention ! Elisabeth. [email protected] europa. eu http: //epp. eurostat. ec. europa. eu/pls/portal/url/page/PGP_DS_ENVACC/PGE_DS_ENVACC Directorate E: Agriculture and environment statistics; Statistical cooperation Unit E 3: Environment statistics and accounts