The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has adopted the UN Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) by launching a Compendium on Environment Statistics (ES).

The FDES is a multipurpose statistical framework that defines the scope of environment statistics, and provides an organised structure to guide the collection and compilation of environment statistics at all levels.

Development Diaries gathered that the National Implementation Team (NIT), a collaboration between GSS and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), prepared the compendium.

The compendium reports on some indicators of the 17 SDGs, reducing inequalities in income as well as those inequalities based on sex, age, race, among others.

It covers the issues and aspects of the environment that are relevant for policy analysis and decision making, according to the Head of Agricultural and Environmental Statistics at GSS, Dr Bernice Ofosu-Baadu.

‘The compendium is the first to be compiled on environment statistics in the country to help policymakers understand the interlinkages within and between environment-related goals and targets; promote policy coherence and integration of the environmental dimensions of the SDGs’, she said.

The compendium, according to Ofosu-Baadu, will also help policymakers monitor the progress towards the attainment of the SDGs, the African Union Agenda 2063, the coordinated programme of economic and social development policies 2017–2024, the national medium-term development policy framework and other relevant national policy initiatives.

Source: Ghana Web

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