Global consultation on the Classification of Environmental Functions

The global consultation on the Classification of Environmental Functions (CEF) and associated explanatory notes has been launched by the United Nations Statistics Division with the objective of including the CEF as a classification in the family of international statistical classifications.  

The CEF was developed by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) as a classification for environmental purposes. It is intended to replace the current Classification of Environmental Protection Activities (CEPA) (United Nations, 2000), already included in the family of international statistical classifications and presented as one of the classifications in the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 Central Framework.

The revision process of CEPA started in 2017.  The current draft was prepared by Eurostat with the support of the statistical offices of European Union Member States.  It was presented in several international fora including the United Nations Committee of Experts of Environmental Economic Accounting and its Technical Committee on the SEEA Central Framework, the London Group on Environmental Accounting and the United Nations Committee of Experts of International Statistical Classifications. 

The Classification of Environmental Function combined the Classification of Environmental Protection Activities and the Classification of Resource Management Activities (CReMA) into a single classification that classifies the environment according to purpose and can be used for the compilation of environmental economic accounts.  The European Union Member States and Eurostat have been compiling environmental protection expenditures, environmental taxes and environmental goods and services sector accounts using CEPA and CReMA for more than ten years.  The development of CEF has benefitted for the long experience in data collection by countries. 

Comments received

Respondent

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Country/State

 

 

Belarus

RUE "Central Research Institute for Integrated Water Resources Management" of the Republic of Belarus

06.01.2023

RUE "Central Research Institute for Integrated Water Resources Management" of the Republic of Belarus

06.01.2023

National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus

06.01.2023

Bhutan

National Statistics Bureau

17.11.2022

Canada

Statistics Canada

22.12.2022

China

National Bureau of Statistics of China

26.12.2022

Czech Republic

Czech Statistical Office

20.12.2022

France

Commissariat Général au développement durable (CGDD)

20.12.2022

Germany

Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Destatis)

22.12.2022

India

NSO, MoSPI, India

30.12.2022

Ireland

Central Statistics Office Ireland 30.01.2023

Italy

Istat

14.12.2022

Japan

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

26.12.2022

Luxembourg

STATEC

15.12.2022

Malawi

National Statistical Office Malawi 23.01.2023

Malta

NSO Malta

05.12.2022

Mauritius

Statistics Mauritius

30.12.2022

Mexico

INEGI

14.12.2022

Moldova (Republic of)

National Bureau of Statistics Republic of Moldova

18.01.2023

Mongolia

National Statistics Office of Mongolia

30.12.2022

Morocco

High Commission for Planning

14.12.2022

Netherlands

Statistics Netherlands

22.12.2022

Norway

Statistics Norway

21.12.2022

Palestine (State of)

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

26.12.2022

Peru

Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática - INEI

01.01.2023

Poland

Statistics Poland

30.12.2022

Portugal

Statistics Portugal

20.12.2022

Qatar

Ministry and Environment and climate change (MOECC)

28.12.2022

Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA)- Qatar

28.12.2022

Romania

NIS Romania

29.12..2022
Serbia

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia 

27.01.2023

Singapore

Singapore Department of Statistics

17.01.2023

Slovak Republic

Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

22.12.2022

South Africa

Statistics South Africa

13.12.2022

Sweden

Statistics Sweden

21.12.2022

Ukraine

State Statistics Service of Ukraine

16.12.2022

International organizations

 

 

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

10.01.2023

 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

04.01.2023

 

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

12.01.2022

 

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

21.12.2022

Independent experts

 

 

 

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

08.12.2022