Methodology Methodology

General documents on environmental accounts

Air emissions accounts

Material flows and resource productivity

Country raw material equivalents (RME) tool

Physical energy flow accounts

Environmental taxes and transfers

Environmental expenditure

Environmental goods and services sector


Environmental Data Centre on Waste

Water statistics and accounts


Hazardous substances

Environment asset accounts (forestry and natural asset accounts)

The European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) comprises representatives of Eurostat and the EU countries' national statistical institutes. It guides the development, production and dissemination of European statistics.

The group Directors of sectoral and environmental statistics and accounts (DIMESA) develops strategies to implement ESSC decisions and facilitates coordination within the European Statistical System.

There are several working groups which discuss methodological and practical issues relating to environment statistics and environmental accounts. Specific methodological developments are discussed in task forces, comprising representatives of the countries concerned and experts in the field.