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Status of Environment Statistics in Mauritius. Workshop on Environment Statistics & Accounts Central Statistics Office. Institutional aspects of environment statistics in Mauritius.

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status of environment statistics in mauritius

Status of Environment Statistics in Mauritius

Workshop on Environment Statistics & Accounts

Central Statistics Office

institutional aspects of environment statistics in mauritius
Institutional aspects of environment statistics in Mauritius
  • In order to meet the data needs of planners, policy makers in environmental and related socio-economic field, the CSO, in 1994, started work on the development of environmental statistics.
  • In June 1999, a Statistic unit was subsequently created at the Department of Environment and Sustainable Development
activities of the statistics unit
Activities of the Statistics Unit
  • To carry out thorough inventories of all existing information on the environment
  • To prepare a database on environmental statistics
  • To compute annual inventory of greenhouse gas emissions
  • To construct indicators to monitor trends and impacts of measures
  • To conduct ad hoc environmental surveys, and
  • To disseminate data on the status of the environment
  • To participate in various projects – SOE, EIS, NODC,SCP
sources of data
Sources of data

Official requests from:

  • Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security
  • Ministry of Energy & Public Utilities
  • Ministry of industry & Commerce
  • Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment
  • Ministry of Health and Quality of Life
  • Ministry of Local Government & Outer Islands
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable development
  • Central Water Authority
  • Central Electricity Board
  • Meteorological Services
  • National Transport authority
publications reports
Publications & Reports
  • Economic and Social Indicator on Environment Statistics
  • Digest of Environment Statistics
  • Pocketbook of Environment Statistics
  • Other ad hoc reports (SCP Indicators)
  • Provision of indicators/statistics for other reports
data processing and analysis
Data processing and analysis
  • Excel software for data capture
  • Statistical analysis: SPSS Software
  • Greenhouse gases are computed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC Software) Revised 1996
scope and coverage
Scope and Coverage
  • Flora: mainly forestry statistics
  • Fauna: Mainly Fisheries statistics
  • Atmosphere: Climate, GHG emissions, air quality
  • Land: Land use, agriculture, solid wastes
  • Water: abstraction, use
  • Human settlements: Energy, transport, infrastructure, socio-economic
topic and data items
Topic and data items
  • Flora: Forest area, local production, land protected areas, forest plantations
  • Fauna: Livestock, fish catch, consumption of fish, fishable areas, marine protected areas
  • Atmosphere: Temperature, humidity, ambient air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, ozone-depleting substances, respiratory diseases
  • Water: Fresh water resources, water abstraction, precipitation, water consumption, water quality of rivers and coastal areas, sea surface temperature
  • Land: Land use, forest area, built-up areas, agricultural land areas, road network, waste landfill
  • Human settlements: Population growth, population density, primary energy requirement, energy consumption, health and welfare conditions, building permits, employment by industrial group
guidelines followed
Guidelines followed
  • A framework for the Development of Environment Statistics, Statistical Papers, series M, No. 78 (FDES)
  • Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics: Statistics of the Natural Environment, Studies and Methods, Series F, No. 57
  • Concepts and Methods of environment Statistics: Human Settlements Statistics, Studies and Methods, Series F, No. 51
outputs
Outputs
  • Publications: Economic and Social Indicator on Environment Statistics
  • Digest of Environment Statistics
  • Other Ad-hoc publications (SCP in June 2010)
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