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1 Activities of Qatar Statistics Authority Official Statistics for Better Climate Change Information Doha, 5 December 2012 Page 1

2 Qatari Environment Statistics Vision Provide the foundation for evidence-based policy and decision making and awareness raising concerning environmental issues. Official Environment Statistics of the State of Qatar on a regular basis and according to international classifications and quality standards. Serve multiple national and international purposes in a coherent way. Involves all relevant national producers of environmental data and reviews the information needs of the data users continuously Page 2

3 Environment Statistics becoming a part of the National Statistical System Trade Oil Oil &Gas &Gas Finance Labor Oil &Gas QSA Environm ment Culture Health Education n Page 3

4 Environment Statistics becoming a part of the National Statistical System Environment Page 4

5 Climate Change Statistics at QSA IPCC Framework Page 5

6 Climate Change Statistics at QSA Climate Process Drivers Global atmospheric concentrations Total emissions of direct and indirect GHG Consumption of ODS Climate change evidence Temperature and precipitation Sea level Occurrence of natural extreme events and disasters Page 6

7 Climate Change Statistics at QSA Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability Areas affected by desertification Flora and Fauna Marine water temperature, salinity and density Coral bleaching Oxygen in marine water bodies Acidification of marine water bodies Land use changes People affected, economic loss and effects on integrity of ecosystems Vector borne diseases Page 7

8 Climate Change Statistics at QSA Mitigation and adaptation Renewable and non-renewable energy production Environment Protection and Resource Management Expenditure Environment Governance and Regulation Extreme Event Prepardness and Disaster Management Page 8

9 Filling the gaps: Qatari Environment Statistics Framework (based on UN FDES) 6. Environment Protection, Management and Engagement 2. Resources and their Use 5. Human Habitat and Health 1. Conditions and Quality 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 3. Emissions, Residuals and Waste Page 9

10 1. Conditions and Quality Environment Protection, Resources and Management and their Use Engagement Conditions and Human Habitat Emissions, Quality and Residuals and Waste Health 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 1.1: Physical Conditions 1.1.1: Atmosphere, climate and weather 1.1.2: Hydrological systems 1.1.3: Geological and geographic information 1.2: Soil and Land Cover 1.2.1: Soil characteristics 1.2.2: Land cover 1.3: Biodiversity and Ecosystems 1.3.1: Biodiversity 1.3.2: Ecosystems 1.4: Quality 1.4.1: Air quality 1.4.2: Freshwater quality 1.4.3: Marine water quality 1.4.4: Soil quality 1.4.5: Noise Page 10

11 2. Resources and their Use Environment Protection, Resources and Management and their Use Engagement Conditions and Human Habitat Emissions, Quality and Residuals and Waste Health 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 2.1: Mineral and Energy Resources 2.1.1: Stocks and changes of mineral and energy resources 2.1.2: Extraction of mineral and energy resources and related activities 2.2: Land 2.2.1: Land use 2.2.2: Land use changes 2.3: Soil Resources 2.3.1: Soil resources 2.4: Biological Resources 2.4.1: Timber resources and their use 2.4.2: Aquatic resources and their use 2.4.3: Other biological resources and their use 2.5: Water Resources 2.5.1: Water resources 2.5.2: Abstraction, use and returns of water Page 11

12 3. Emissions, Residuals and Wastes 3.1: Emissions to Air 3.1.1: Pollutants Emissions Environment Protection, Resources and Management and their Use Engagement Conditions and Human Habitat Emissions, Quality and Residuals and Waste Health 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 3.1.2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions 3.1.3: Ozone Depleting Substances 3.2: Generation, Management and Discharge of Wastewater 3.2.1: Generation and pollutant content of wastewater 3.2.2: Collection and treatment of wastewater 3.2.3: Discharge of wastewater to the environment Page 12

13 3. Emissions, Residuals and Wastes 6. Environment Protection, Management and Engagement 2. Resources and their Use 3.3: Generation and Management of Municipal Solid Waste 3.3.1: Generation of Municipal Solid Wastes 3.3.2: Management of Municipal Solid Waste 5. Human Habitat and Health 1. Conditions and Quality 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 3. Emissions, Residuals and Waste 3.4: Generation and Management Hazardous Wastes 3.3.1: Generation of Hazardous Wastes 3.3.2: Management of Hazardous Wastes 3.5 Contaminated sites 3.6 Chemical Substances Page 13

14 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 4.1: Natural Disasters and Extreme Events Environment Protection, Resources and Management and their Use Engagement Conditions and Human Habitat Emissions, Quality and Residuals and Waste Health 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 4.1.1: Occurrence of natural disasters and extreme events 4.1.2: Impact of natural disasters and extreme events 4.2: Anthropogenic/technological Disasters 4.2.1: Occurrence of anthropogenic/technological disasters 4.2.2: Impact of anthropogenic/technological disasters Page 14

15 6. Environment Protection, Management and Engagement 5. Human Habitat and Health 1. Conditions and Quality 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 2. Resources and their Use 5. Human Habitat and 3. Emissions, Residuals and Waste Health 5.1: Human Habitat 5.1.1: Urban and rural population 5.1.2: Water and sanitation 5.1.3: Housing conditions 5.1.4: Exposure to ambient pollutants related to spatial location of population 5.1.5: Other urban habitat concerns (Green spaces) 5.2: Health 5.2.1: Airborne diseases and conditions 5.2.2: Water-related diseases and conditions 5.2.3: Vector borne diseases 5.2.4: Health problems associated with excessive UV radiation exposure 5.2.5: Toxic substance related diseases and conditions 5.2.6: Nuclear radiation related diseases and conditions Page 15

16 6. Environment Protection, Management and Engagement 5. Human Habitat and Health 1. Conditions and Quality 4. Disasters and Extreme Events 6. Environment Protection, Management and Engagement 6.1: Environment Protection and Management Expenditure 2. Resources and their Use 3. Emissions, Residuals and Waste 6.1.1: Government environment protection and management expenditure 6.1.2: Corporate, non-profit institution and household environment protection and management expenditure 6.2: Governance, Regulation and Engagement 6.2.1: Institutional strength 6.2.2: regulation and instruments 6.2.3: Participation in MEAs and environmental conventions 6.3: Disaster Preparedness 6.3.1: Disaster preparedness for natural disasters and extreme events 6.3.2: Disaster preparedness for anthropogenic/technological disasters 6.4: Information, Education and Perception 6.4.1: information 6.4.2: education and awareness 6.4.3: perception Page 16

17 Excurse Economic and Energy Statistics Page 17

18 Major Data sources A) Surveys and studies: 1. Annual Economic Sample Survey including Employment and Wages Survey 2. Households Income and Expenditure Survey (2006) 3. Population Census [2010] 4. Establishment Census [2010] 5. Monthly Consumer Price Surveys 6. Quarterly Producer Price Surveys 7. Annual Labor Force Sample Survey Page 18

19 Major Data sources B) Data issued by the following Ministries and Institutions : Qatar Petroleum Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture Ministry of Economy and Finance Qatar Central Bank Customs and Ports General Authority Qatar Electricity and Water Company Page 19

20 Energy Statistics Energy statistics in a traditional sense, i.e. statistics that presents information on the production and to some extent on the use of energy measured in quantities Energy statistics for oil and gas products and electricity is collected and published based on reporting to the QSA from mainly two energy producers and distributors: Qatar Petroleum and the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation. Information is published via The Annual Statistical Abstract and a booklet Qatar in Figures; by QSA Page 20

21 The Annual Questionnaires on Industrial Statistics The source of the economic information (employment, value added, etc.) for the energy sector is an annual survey on industry sent to the establishments The survey is part of a comprehensive survey system for all ISIC rev. 3 sections covering: Industry, Building and Construction, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Restaurants and Hotels, Social and Personal Services, Banks, Insurance, Transport and Communication, and Business services. For each group of activities a specific survey questionnaire is sent to establishments. Page 21

22 intermediate use of energy products Included in the questionnaires are also questions about the intermediate use of energy products. Only for the Industrial Statistics the establishments are requested to report on the quantities. For the other survey areas only information on the values of energy products purchased is requested. 22 Page 22

23 Requested breakdown of energy use in the QSA surveys Survey areas Product group 1 Product group 2 Measurement units Industrial Building and Construction Wholesale and Retail Trade Fuels and oils Electricity Values (Q.R.) and quantities Fuels and oils Electricity and Values (Q.R.) water Fuel, lubricants Electricity Values (Q.R.) and energy Restaurants and Hotels Fuel and oil Electricity Values (Q.R.) Social & Personal Fuel, lubricants Electricity Values (Q.R.) Services and energy Banks, Insurance, Transports and Communications, Business Services Fuel, lubricants and energy Electricity and water Values (Q.R.) Page 23

24 Long term development goals for 2030 QNV 2030 AND NDS QNV 2030 ensure continuous focus on sustainability issues, where for instance Nature needs to be sustained While targeting human, social, economic, and environmental development. Examples for what to be developed : Responsible exploitation of oil and gas Balance between development needs and protecting environment A healthy population: physically and mentally Page 24

25 Energy and industry sector s Priorities Operational : Compliance Long term considerations : Climate change Access to new energy resources Page 25

26 Where to find official statistics? QSA Website Bulletins of Economic and Social Statistics Annual abstracts: Physical and Climate Features Population Vital Statistics Health Environment Sports Etc. Qatar in Figures Statistics Authority Magazine Page 26

27 Where to find official statistics? Qatar Information Exchange Page 27

28 Thank you for your attention! Michael Nagy: Wadha Nasser Al-Jabor: Page 28

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