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Strengthening environment, climate change and disaster statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean
Raúl Prebisch Conference Room
While the region is renowned for its environmental and ecological importance, this importance is not reflected in the official statistical systems. The field of environmental statistics remains the least developed in the region, compared to social and economic statistics. The production and development of environmental statistics requires a wide range of data and sources, as well as specific skills and expertise, which is why they are considered multidomain statistics. Consequently, the responsibility for producing these statistics rests with different institutions that compile data using varying methods. The same is true for climate change and disaster statistics. In this session, participants will examine advances in the development of environmental, climate change and disaster statistics and indicators, as well as ongoing efforts to strengthen the capacity of national institutions to address these issues.
- Georgina Alcantar, Statistics Division of ECLAC
- José Eduardo de la Torre, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico
- Dante Carhuavilca, National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) of Peru
- Juana Pantoja, National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI) of Cuba