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Canceled: Compilation of Macro-relevant Environment and Climate Change

Cancelled

Session No.: AT 24.23

Location: Ebene, Mauritius

Date: May 20-24, 2024 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: French

    Target Audience

    Officials from National Statistics Agencies, Ministries of Finance, Planning and Environment, Central Banks and other agencies, who are responsible for compiling environment and/or climate change related indicators.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or statistics, with experience in the compilation of environment and climate change statistics.

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    Course Description

    This five-day course, conducted by the IMF Statistics Department, will familiarize participants with key climate change related indicators that can be developed to better inform economic and financial policies. The statistics covered include Environmental revenues and expenditures, Natural Resource Accounts, Physical and Transition risk indicators, Air Emission Accounts and indicators of Sustainable Finance. The course consists of a series of lectures giving overview of methods for compiling climate change-related indicators, and insights into the analytical uses of the climate change-related indicators.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

    • Provide an overview of the concepts and classifications used in environmental accounting.
    • Provide an overview of the data and type of indicators that can be used to help understand the economic and financial implications of climate change.
    • Identify data sources and understand the compilation methods of key macroeconomic relevant environmental and climate change statistics; and
    • Identify the ways in which these indicators can be used to develop economic policies aimed to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change.
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