Environmental Accounts

Country’s Overall Water Use Efficiency Decreased while Water Stress remains at Low Level

The country’s total water abstraction, or the amount of water that was removed from its source either permanently or temporarily, increased by 0.8 percent, from 216.85 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2019 to 218.46 bcm in 2020. From 2010 to 2020, on the average, 98.1 percent of the total abstraction was from surface water such as lakes, artificial reservoirs, rivers and streams, and the remaining 1.9 percent came from groundwater reservoirs. On the average, 98.6 percent of the abstracted water was for own use while the remaining 1.4 percent was intended for distribution to other economic units. (Figure 1, and Tables 1.1 to 1.11)

Compendium of Philippine Environment Statistics Component 5: Human Settlements and Environmental Health

The Component 5 of the Compendium of the Philippine Environment Statistics (CPES) – Human Settlements and Environmental Health compiles statistics on the environment where people live and work, especially those that detail their living conditions and environmental health. This component has two subcomponents: human settlements and environmental health.

Philippines’ Class A Nickel, Copper, Chromite and Gold Resources Valued at PhP 296.28 Billion in 2020

The Mineral Accounts of the Philippines aims to provide information on the stocks and changes in stocks of four metallic mineral resources in the country, namely: nickel, copper, chromite, and gold. These accounts allow for the monitoring of the sustainability of the extraction of these valuable yet depletable natural assets. The compilation adheres the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 Central Framework (SEEA-CF).

Compendium of Philippine Environment Statistics Component 1: Environmental Conditions and Quality

The first component in the compendium covers statistics on the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics of the environment and their changes over time. This component has three subcomponents: physical conditions; land cover, ecosystems and biodiversity; and environmental quality. These statistics are useful in compiling ecosystem accounts as described in the System of Environmental Economic-Accounting (SEEA) 2012.

PSA-UNSD launched the Environmental-Economic Accounting for Evidence-Based Policy in the Philippines

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), conducted the high-level project launch of the “Environmental-Economic Accounting for Evidence-Based Policy in the Philippines” last 28 May 2021 via videoconferencing, attended virtually by 124 participants from various national and international partners and agencies.


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