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Compilation of Macro-relevant Environment and Climate Change Statistics - Advanced (CMECC-A)

Apply online by April 30, 2024 Deadline extended

Session No.: HQ 24.08

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

Date: August 19-30, 2024 (2 weeks)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

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    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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    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 in-person, two-week course, conducted by the IMF Statistics Department, will familiarize participants with the sources and methods to develop macroeconomic relevant climate change-related indicators that can inform economic and financial policies. The participants gain an understanding of a) environmental accounting concepts; b) how to assess global/open-source datasets that can be used for the compilation; and c) the different approaches and methodologies used to estimate the indicators. The course consists of a series of lectures, workshops, and plenary discussions on country practices describing the methods for compiling environmental and climate change statistics, including data sources. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss compilation challenges they have encountered and gain insights into the analytical uses of the environmental and climate change statistics.

    The statistics covered include Environmental revenues and expenditures, Natural Resource Accounts, Physical and Transition risk indicators, Air Emission Accounts and Sustainable Finance 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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