Meeting Title: National Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster-related Statistics

Location: Lesotho

Date: 31st October– 2nd November 2023

SDG Indicators: 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.b.1, 11.b.2, 13.1.1, 13.1.2, 13.1.3, 13.2.1, 13.2.2, 13.3.1, 13.a.1, 13.b.1

Partners: United Nations Statistics Division, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Bureau of Statistics and Disaster Management Authority of Lesotho

Type: Climate change and disaster

Brief description

The workshop aimed to increase technical capacity for climate change and disaster-related statistics in Lesotho by bringing together and provide hands-on training on priority topics to various stakeholders. The three-day workshop included seven sessions on international requirements and national experiences in relevant statistics and policy, data governance, as well as two thematic sessions on climate change and disaster-related statistics, with a focus on the Global Set on Climate Change Statistics and Indicators and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The workshop established that Lesotho has good basis for the strengthening of a National Statistics System comprehensively covering the data requirements for the Sendai Framework and the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement as well as other national and international commitments related to climate change and disasters. At the end of the workshop, all participants discussed the conclusions and recommendations.


Agenda Concept Note Workshop Report
# UN Presentations
1 Environment-related SDGs and Multilateral Environmental Agreements
2 UNFCCC and Paris Agreement
3 Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics
4 Data Sources in Environment and Climate Change Statistics
5 Quality Control and Validation of Environment and Climate Change Statistics
6 Compilation and Dissemination of Environment Statistics
7 Implementation Tools for FDES
8 GIS and Earth Observation
9 System of Environmental-Economic Accounting
10 Global Set of Climate Change Statistics and Indicators
11 Linkages of the Global Set on Climate Change Statistics and Indicators with the other Global Initiatives and Frameworks
12 Implementation Guidelines for the Global Set of Climate Change Statistics and Indicators
13 International Experience in the Field of Disaster-related Statistics
14 DRSF Basic Range of Disaster-related Statistics
15 Training Workshop on Monitoring the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Loss Data Collection
16 Data Ecosystem (infrastructures, governance, use)
17 Legal Agreement to Ensure the Sharing of Data