Workshop on Linking Climate Change and National Accounting

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Ipea and the IPC-IG organised the ‘International Seminar on Linking Climate Change and National Accounting’, in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Development and Management (Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão—MP) and Ministry of the Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente—MMA), the Institute for Climate and Society (ICS), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística—IBGE).


Institute for Climate and Society (ICS)


Latin America and the Caribbean


Main Pillar

Capacity-Strengthening and Advisory Services

Thematic Area

Sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 - Climate Action

Project Results

The objective of the seminar was to discuss ways to include greenhouse gas emissions in the national accounting system and the importance of matching national emissions inventory data with the satellite accounting system. Discussions took place on how national accounting can be used and adapted to better monitor national policies and initiatives relevant to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in response to the adverse impacts of climate change. The target audience of the seminar included researchers, civil servants and representatives of embassies, international organisations and civil society in general.

To consolidate the knowledge shared during the seminar, the IPC-IG produced a final report of the seminar in English and in Portuguese, and a series of five One Pagers reporting on topics discussed during the event. These are:

  1. International experiences in climate change-related statistics

  2. Brazilian environmental accounting initiatives

  3. Linking national emissions inventories to economic accounting

  4. Environment account challenges and the way forward

  5. A project towards bridging tables between national accounts and emissions