Launch of Suriname's first Climate Change Statistics and Indicators Publication: A Milestone in Environmental Reporting
21 September 2023
The General Bureau of Statistics (GBS) in Suriname proudly launched Suriname’s first Climate Change Statistics and Indicators Publication on August 31st, 2023
This is a significant step towards evidence-based policies and measures addressing the pressing issue of climate change. The Climate Change Statistics and Indicators Publication emphasizes the critical importance of tracking environmental data for the nation's well-being. Leveraging the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) "Global Set of Climate Change Statistics and Indicators Framework," adopted by the UN in March 2022, this report not only provides valuable insights but also aligns Suriname with international standards.
The impacts of climate change are being acutely felt in Suriname, with increasingly frequent occurrences of floods, droughts, sea-level rise, and reduced crop productivity. These climatic shifts bear profound implications for the country's development and necessitate immediate action. In response to the threats posed by climate change, Suriname has been proactive in implementing various programs aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change, enhancing the capacity to adapt to climate change, and the ability to align with the international community's call to protect the planet.
The Suriname Climate Change Statistics and Indicators publication represents a significant milestone for the General Bureau of Statistics (GBS). Supported by the United Nations Development Programme this comprehensive report offers essential insights into the various programs designed to combat climate change. It also furnishes data crucial for monitoring several Multilateral Agreements on Climate Change, including:
The development of this report was only possible through intricate collaboration between various data providing institutions and individuals. The Suriname Global Climate Change Alliance Phase 2 funded by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provided essential support in the realization and distribution of this Publication.
Suriname's first Climate Change Statistics and Indicators publication is a testament to the nation's commitment to addressing the challenges of climate change and preserving our planet for future generations. It not only underscores the urgency of climate action but also serves as a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and all stakeholders dedicated to a sustainable and resilient Suriname.