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Reporting Obligations

Obligation Legislative Instrument Report To Reporting Format Deadline
Obligation Legislative Instrument Report To Reporting Format Deadline
Yearly report to the Basel Convention Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal Basel Convention Electronic Reporting System of the Basel Convention

2015-12-31
Arctic Monitoring Programme Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Arctic Council, AMAP Secretariat National Implementation Plans

Technical Reporting on maritime pollution by ships Conventions establishing the International Maritime Organisation International Maritime Organisation

Information obtained from procedures in accordance with Articles 2(2) and 5 Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection See Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Annual Report.

Report on the implementation of waste management plans Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection See Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Annual Report.

Report on permits issued Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection See Annual Report.

2015-11-01
Report on the implementation of Annex V Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection See Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Annual Report.

2015-11-30
Report on implementation measures Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Reports of the Members' Activities in the Convention Area

Periodic Report Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit

Information regarding exemptions to protective measures Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit See Periodic Report.

Tentative List Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage World Heritage Committee, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Tentative List Submission Format

Information in support of inscription of a property Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage World Heritage Committee, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (2013) (Para. 120-168)

Periodic National Report Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage World Heritage Committee, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Periodic Reporting Questionnaire Section I and II

2017-12-31
Reactive Monitoring Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage World Heritage Committee, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (2013) (Para. 169-176)

Prevention of Waste from Shipping The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto International Maritime Organisation

Ramsar National Report Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat Ramsar Convention National Report Format - Section 4 Annex
National Report Format
2017-01-01
Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS) Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat Ramsar Convention Ramsar Information Sheet

Information on changes to ecological character Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat Ramsar Convention

Montreux Record Questionnaire Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat Ramsar Convention Resolution V1.1: Working definition of ecological character, guidelines for describing and maintaining the ecological character of listed sites, and guidelines for operation of the Montreux Record

FRA Country Report Global Forest Resources Assessment FAO Forestry Resources Assessment Programme FRA 2015
Forest Resources Information Management System
2019-12-31
Progress report on cetacean research International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling International Whaling Commission Guidelines for Submission of Scientific Progress Reports

2016-06-30
Report on Infractions: Commercial Whaling International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling International Whaling Commission Report on Infractions of the ICRW: Commercial Whaling

2016-06-30
Report on Infractions: Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling International Whaling Commission Report on Infractions of the ICRW: Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling

2016-06-30
Results of research conducted under special permit International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling Scientific Committee, via the IWC Secretariat

Checklist of Information International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling International Whaling Commission Checklist of Information Required or Requested under Section VI of the Schedule

2016-06-30
Proposal for special permit for research purposes International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling Scientific Committee, via the IWC Secretariat Guidelines for the review of scientific permit proposals

Notification of authorisation of a special permit International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling International Whaling Commission

Report for Indicators at the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Level International Tropical Timber Agreement The International Tropical Timber Organisation Reporting Questionnaire for Indicators at the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Level

2015-12-31
Report for Indicators at the National Level International Tropical Timber Agreement The International Tropical Timber Organisation Reporting Questionnaire for Indicators at the National Level

2015-12-31
Report on Implementation United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa UNCCD, Permanent Secretariat Templates for the 2014 Reporting Exercise

2016-05-30
Report on support provided to affected country parties United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa UNCCD, Permanent Secretariat Template for Developed Country Parties

2016-06-30
Annual Report Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection Electronic Information Exchange System

2016-04-24
Description of national procedures Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection See Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Annual Report.

List of Initial Environmental Evaluations Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection See Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Annual Report.

2015-12-31
National Report Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme Format for National Report

2016-08-14
Reporting of Activities on Research, Development, Public Awareness and Exchange of Information Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer UNEP - Ozone Secretariat Handbook on Data Reporting under the Montreal Protocol

2016-09-30
Reporting of Annual Data Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer UNEP - Ozone Secretariat Handbook on Data Reporting under the Montreal Protocol

2016-09-30
Reporting of Base Year Data Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer UNEP - Ozone Secretariat Handbook on Data Reporting under the Montreal Protocol

Reporting on the Establishment and Operation of Licensing System Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer UNEP - Ozone Secretariat Handbook on Data Reporting under the Montreal Protocol

Annual greenhouse gas inventories United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC Reporting Guidelines on Annual Inventories
CRF Web Application
Annotated Outline of the National Inventory Report Including Reporting Elements under the Kyoto Protocol
2016-04-15
National Communications (Annex I Parties) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Annotated outline for National Communications of Annex I Parties under the UNFCCC, including Reporting Elements under the Kyoto Protocol
Guidelines for the Preparation of National Communications by Parties Included in Annex I to the Convention
2018-01-01
Biennial Report United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Biennial Report Common Tabular Format Application

2016-01-01

UNEP Projects: Addis

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UNEP Projects: PIMS

Programme Information and Management System (PIMS) was created with the intention of supporting the functional needs of the entire UNEP Programme of Work cycle. Since its launch in 2009, PIMS has contributed to the improvement of programme delivery in the organization. It supports the planning process, guiding the way in which UNEP plans its future programming and allocates resources in a more strategic manner, taking into account lessons learned and good practices.

Please note that the project information as shown is as was approved at the beginning of the project.

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Natural Resources

Indicators on resource use and emissions help monitor patterns and rates of resource use and efficiency in countries. This data is intended to help governments understand how economic growth patterns influence resource use; evaluate the impacts of policies adopted in the past; and develop effective strategies to improve resource efficiency through targeted SCP policies and actions.

The database below enables users to search the Materials domain using the Search box on the right. To download datasets click on Download dataset. To chart the data, click on the Chart option available in all rows. The dataset is based on international data sources.

Please refer to the Technical Annex.

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Indicator Chart Units 1970* 1980* 1990* 2000* 2010*
Domestic Extraction Chart tonnes 4048595712.00 4973071872.00 5876560896.00 6728718336.00 5819389952.00
Domestic Extraction (Biomass) Chart tonnes 913324160.00 1119725824.00 1465397888.00 1646817280.00 1556319104.00
Domestic Extraction (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 1468029056.00 1611378944.00 1695598976.00 1688956032.00 1723389952.00
Domestic Extraction (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 489649472.00 467619392.00 782523264.00 805274752.00 575777088.00
Domestic Extraction (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 1177593088.00 1774347520.00 1933040640.00 2587670272.00 1963903744.00
Domestic Extraction per capita Chart tonnes per capita 19.29 21.61 23.09 23.64 18.64
Domestic Extraction per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 4.35 4.86 5.76 5.79 4.98
Domestic Extraction per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 6.99 7.00 6.66 5.93 5.52
Domestic Extraction per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.33 2.03 3.07 2.83 1.84
Domestic Extraction per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 5.61 7.71 7.60 9.09 6.29
Domestic Material Consumption Chart tonnes 4111325440.00 5091400192.00 6102376448.00 7325506560.00 6160136192.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Biomass) Chart tonnes 867273984.00 973786048.00 1352814208.00 1551958272.00 1386217088.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 1576808960.00 1875647360.00 1987177472.00 2238802944.00 2159725312.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 489649472.00 467619392.00 825278464.00 878336320.00 602848896.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 1177593088.00 1774347520.00 1937106304.00 2656408832.00 2011345024.00
Domestic Material Consumption per Capita Chart tonnes per capita 19.59 22.12 23.98 25.74 19.73
Domestic Material Consumption per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 4.13 4.23 5.32 5.45 4.44
Domestic Material Consumption per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 7.51 8.15 7.81 7.87 6.92
Domestic Material Consumption per Capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.33 2.03 3.24 3.09 1.93
Domestic Material Consumption per Capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 5.61 7.71 7.61 9.33 6.44
Domestic Material Input Chart tonnes 4275841024.00 5381819392.00 6557141504.00 7816317952.00 6860637184.00
Domestic Material Input (Biomass) Chart tonnes 948196544.00 1160225920.00 1540052480.00 1776319616.00 1666660608.00
Domestic Material Input (Biomass) Chart tonnes 1660402048.00 1979626496.00 2152864512.00 2400606976.00 2448373504.00
Domestic Material Input (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 489649472.00 467619392.00 870076672.00 935727936.00 691311040.00
Domestic Material Input (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 1177593088.00 1774347520.00 1994147712.00 2703663616.00 2054291968.00
Domestic Material Input per capita Chart tonnes per capita 20.37 23.38 25.76 27.46 21.97
Domestic Material Input per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 4.52 5.04 6.05 6.24 5.34
Domestic Material Input per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 7.91 8.60 8.46 8.44 7.84
Domestic Material Input per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.33 2.03 3.42 3.29 2.21
Domestic Material Input per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 5.61 7.71 7.84 9.50 6.58
Export Footprint per capita Chart tonnes per capita 4.87 5.17 3.92
Export Footprint per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.89 0.77 0.71
Export Footprint per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 1.33 1.24 1.12
Export Footprint per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 1.17 1.14 0.73
Export Footprint per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 1.48 2.02 1.35
Exports Chart tonnes 164515648.00 290419104.00 454765056.00 490811744.00 700500800.00
Exports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 80922552.00 186439920.00 187238352.00 224361328.00 280443552.00
Exports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 83593096.00 103979160.00 165687024.00 161804048.00 288648160.00
Exports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 44798236.00 57391644.00 88462080.00
Exports (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 57041452.00 47254720.00 42947020.00
Exports per capita Chart tonnes per capita 0.78 1.26 1.79 1.72 2.24
Exports per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.39 0.81 0.74 0.79 0.90
Exports per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.40 0.45 0.65 0.57 0.92
Exports per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.18 0.20 0.28
Exports per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.22 0.17 0.14
GDP (2005 USD) Chart US$_Exch_2005 4343658446848.00 5933551845376.00 8237516587008.00 11553316274176.00 13599255822336.00
Imports Chart tonnes 227245376.00 408747616.00 680580736.00 1087599744.00 1041247104.00
Imports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 34872368.00 40500140.00 74654704.00 129502336.00 110341480.00
Imports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 192373008.00 368247456.00 457265568.00 711651008.00 724983424.00
Imports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 87553400.00 130453216.00 115533904.00
Imports (Non-metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 61107048.00 115993248.00 90388320.00
Imports per capita Chart tonnes per capita 1.08 1.78 2.67 3.82 3.33
Imports per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.17 0.18 0.29 0.46 0.35
Imports per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.92 1.60 1.80 2.50 2.32
Imports per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.34 0.46 0.37
Imports per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.24 0.41 0.29
Material Footprint Chart tonnes 6136999936.00 8910000128.00 8432999936.00
Material Footprint (Biomass) Chart tonnes 1560000000.00 2209999872.00 1990000000.00
Material Footprint (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 1890000000.00 2489999872.00 2480000000.00
Material Footprint (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 697000000.00 1040000000.00 923000000.00
Material Footprint (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 1990000000.00 3169999872.00 3040000000.00
Material Footprint Intensity Chart kilograms per US$ 0.75 0.77 0.62
Material Footprint Intensity (Biomass) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.19 0.19 0.15
Material Footprint Intensity (Fossil Fuels) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.23 0.22 0.18
Material Footprint Intensity (Metal Ores) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.08 0.09 0.07
Material Footprint Intensity (Non-Metal Ores) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.24 0.27 0.22
Material Footprint of Exports Chart tonnes 1240000000.00 1472000000.00 1223000064.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 227000000.00 218000000.00 223000000.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 338000000.00 353000000.00 351000000.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 298000000.00 325000000.00 229000000.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Non-metalic Minerals) Chart tonnes 377000000.00 576000000.00 420000000.00
Material Footprint of Imports Chart tonnes 1502000000.00 3647000064.00 3836999936.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 324000000.00 777000000.00 661000000.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 531000000.00 1150000000.00 1100000000.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 213000000.00 560000000.00 576000000.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Non-metalic Minerals) Chart tonnes 434000000.00 1160000000.00 1500000000.00
Material Footprint of Imports per capita Chart tonnes per capita 5.90 12.81 12.29
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 1.27 2.73 2.12
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 2.09 4.04 3.52
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.84 1.97 1.84
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 1.71 4.08 4.80
Material Footprint per capita Chart tonnes per capita 24.11 31.31 27.01
Material Footprint per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 6.13 7.77 6.37
Material Footprint per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 7.43 8.75 7.94
Material Footprint per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.74 3.65 2.96
Material Footprint per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 7.82 11.14 9.74
Material Intensity Chart kg per US$ 0.95 0.86 0.74 0.63 0.45
Physical Trade Balance (Biomass) Chart tonnes -46050188.00 -145939792.00 -112583648.00 -94858992.00 -170102064.00
Physical Trade Balance (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 108779912.00 264268304.00 291578528.00 549846912.00 436335232.00
Physical Trade Balance (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 42755160.00 73061568.00 27071818.00
Physical Trade Balance (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 4065596.00 68738528.00 47441304.00
Physical Trade Balance (Total) Chart tonnes 62729724.00 118328520.00 225815632.00 596788032.00 340746304.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint Chart tonnes 262000000.00 2175000064.00 2614000128.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Biomass) Chart tonnes 97000000.00 559000000.00 438000000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 193000000.00 797000000.00 749000000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes -85000000.00 235000000.00 347000000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 57000000.00 584000000.00 1080000000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita Chart tonnes per capita 1.03 7.64 8.37
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.38 1.96 1.40
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.76 2.80 2.40
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita -0.33 0.83 1.11
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.22 2.05 3.46
Physical Trade Balance per capita Chart tonnes per capita 0.30 0.51 0.89 2.10 1.09
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita -0.22 -0.63 -0.44 -0.33 -0.54
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.52 1.15 1.15 1.93 1.40
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.26 0.09
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.24 0.15
Population Chart persons 209891008.00 230176000.00 254507008.00 284593984.00 312247008.00


* For values shown as "0.00" no positive real value was officially recorded in the base data sets used for any of the underlying components which make up this aggregated total.

Data Source: UNEP (2015). Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity. A Report of the International Resource Panel. Schandl, H.; Fischer-Kowalski, M.; West, J.; Giljum, S.; Dittrich, M.; Eisenmenger, N.; Geschke, A.; Lieber, M.; Wieland, H.P.; Krausmann, F.; Gierlinger, S.; Hosking, K.; Lenzen, M.; Tanikawa, H.; Miatto, A.; Fishman, T.

Inclusive Wealth Index

The inclusive wealth index measures the wealth of nations by carrying out a comprehensive analysis of a country’s productive base. That is, it measures all of the assets from which human well-being is derived, including manufactured, human and natural capital. In this, it measures a nation’s capacity to create and maintain human well-being over time. An inclusive approach to calculating wealth opens the spectrum of how we measure success, and reflects our common desire for health and well-being across generations.

Inclusive Wealth
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Data Source: UNU-IHDP and UNEP (2014). Inclusive Wealth Report, 2014. Measuring progress toward sustainability.

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