Environment Surveys

Environment Surveys

Environment statistics are statistics that describe the state and trends of the environment, covering the media of the natural environment (air/climate, water, land /soil), the biota within the media, and human settlements.
Environment statistics are integrative in nature, measuring human activities and natural events that affect the environment, the impacts of these activities and events, social responses to environmental impacts, and the quality and availability of natural assets. In addition to, include environmental indicators, indices and accounting.

The environmental statistics subject by definition is the development and application of statistical methodology to environmental issues- these can be based in the natural environment or the urban environment. Environmental statistics is a broad discipline stretching from how and what to sample, through to modeling impacts on human and ecosystem health and ultimately to providing predictions of what changes might occur in the future. Statistical methodology being used include time series analysis, spatial modeling, wavelet analysis, extreme value modeling and non-parametric (particularly regression and additive) modeling.

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The environmental statistics consist of different categories:

Social, economic activities and natural events:

Human activities consist mostly of the production and consumption of goods and services but could also include activities in pursuit of non-economic goals. They produce environmental impacts through the direct use or misuse of natural resources or through the generation of waste and emissions in production and ‘consumption processes. Natural events and disasters are also included in this information category because human activities frequently contribute to natural disasters and because natural events may have impacts on all environmental components.

Environmental impacts of activities:

The statistical topics under this information category represent impacts of socio- economic activities and natural events. Responses to environmental impacts also affect the environment and, ultimately, human welfare. Environmental impacts, which may include the depletion or discovery of natural resources, changes in ambient concentrations of pollutants and deteriorating or improving living conditions in human settlements, can thus be either harmful or beneficial.

Responses to environmental impacts:

Individuals, social groups, non-governmental organizations and public authorities respond to environmental impacts in different ways. Their responses are intended to prevent, control, counter, reverse or avoid negative impacts and to generate, promote or reinforce positive ones. Policies, programmes and projects designed to those ends include the monitoring and control of pollutants, the development and application of environmentally sound technologies, changes in production and consumption patterns, management and sustainable use of natural resources, the prevention and mitigation of the effects of natural disasters and the improvement of living conditions in human settlements.

Stocks, inventories and background conditions:

Statistical topics in this category are intended to provide *‘benchmark” data and to illustrate links with other subject areas for possible further statistical analysis of these relationships. They include the stocks of natural resources and of capital assets of human settlements and refer to environmental inventories, as well as to economic, demographic, meteorological or geographical background conditions. However, in view of the increasing interest in assessing interactions between environment and socio-economic development, a slightly different approach was taken in the present report: selected economic “background” statistics are now presented under the different statistical topics of the “activities” information category.

Several surveys have been implemented during 2015 at the National level for different economic activities (the medical services, municipalities, chemical industries, finance and insurance, and software maintenance activities,..etc.) in order to collect data pertaining to 2014 on the uses of water and energy, production of hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid wastes, production of the e-waste and the environmental protection expenditures made by these activities, and the objectives of these Surveys are:

  1. Providing of statistical data on solid and liquid wastes (hazardous and non-hazardous).
  2. Providing of data on the quantities of used water and sewage, in addition to methods of disposal and treatment.
  3. Providing of data on quantity, type and value of consumed energy.
  4. Providing of data on the expenditures to protect the environment.
  5. Providing of information on infrastructure and capital formation, and fixed assets related to water.

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The Environment Statistics Division endeavors to provide important environmental indicators, especially those related to achieving the goals of sustainable development. The Division has participated in the national team for most development sectors (formed under the direction of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation with the participation of all relevant development sectors) in order to harmonize the objectives of sustainable development with the Jordan Vision 2025.

Through meetings, an assessment of the status of indicators, availability of environmental data from various ministries and identification of national priorities was made.The Environment Statistics Division endeavors to provide important environmental indicators, especially those related to achieving the goals of sustainable development.

The Division has participated in the national team for most development sectors (formed under the direction of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation with the participation of all relevant development sectors) in order to harmonize the objectives of sustainable development with the Jordan Vision 2025.

Through meetings, an assessment of the status of indicators, availability of environmental data from various ministries and identification of national priorities was made.The goals of sustainable development cover many environmental issues as follows:

  • Goal # 6: Clean Water and Hygiene.
  • Goal # 7: Clean and Affordable Energy.
  • Goal # 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
  • Goal # 12: Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action.
  • Goal # 13: Underwater Life.
  • Goal# 14: and Goal # 15: Wildlife.

Since 2010, the Division participates in the EU-funded (Horizon 2020) Environmental Information Systems (EMIS) project, which aims to reduce emissions in the Mediterranean Sea through providing indicators of four selected clusters of water, wastewater, waste and industrial emissions. An analytical report containing the main indicators in this field has been presented.The Environment Statistics Division also produces the Arab League indicators (Qty. 44) covering many environment sectors (biodiversity, forests, transport … etc.).

Surveys and Studies

For the purpose of this report, many surveys are carried out, as follows:

  1. Hazardous solid and liquid wastes survey in the medical services activity.
  2. Hazardous solid and liquid wastes survey in the industrial activity (Chemical,Plastic and Rubber Activities) and other industrial activities.
  3. Solid Wastes survey for the Municipalities Activity.
  4. Environment survey in services sector (Hotels and Education Activities).
  5. Electronic waste survey in finance and Insurance sector and in software Maintenance activities.

Surveys and Studies are published annually by September of each year

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