Regional Training Workshop on an Accounting Approach to Climate Change Policy
Climate change is one of the most pressing policy issues for many African countries given its wide-ranging impacts on well-being. High quality, consistent data on the environment-economy nexus is needed to inform effective pathways for addressing climate change and related issues. Many national statistical offices (NSOs) of countries in the region have responded to this need by compiling various SEEA accounts, including taking steps towards compiling energy and air emission accounts which are among the most relevant accounts for informing climate change. However, there is still a need to strengthen the capacities of NSOs to produce and disseminate SEEA accounts, in particular energy, air emission and carbon accounts, to better meet the needs of users for high quality integrated data on climate change and the economy. Hence, this regional training workshop will aim to further build capacities in the region for the compilation of SEEA accounts relevant to climate change.
The 2-day workshop will take place in Nairobi, Kenya at the Radisson Blu Hotel. During the workshop, participants will discuss technical issues related to the compilation of energy, air emission and carbon accounts and engage in practical exercises on how to compile these accounts
This workshop will be held in advance to the Africa Natural Capital Policy Forum.
Logistics information for participants
The Regional Training Workshop on Accounting Approaches for Climate Change Policy will be held in the Radisson Blu Upper Hill in Nairobi, Kenya on 4 - 5 September 2023. This event will be held two days ahead, and in the same venue, of the African NCA Policy Forum.
Please refer to the logistical note of the African NCA Forum to find more information on the event location.