Compendium

With the increased demand for environmental information brought about by accelerated growth in the economy and its effect on the environment, the Philippines had to adopt the strategy of sustainable development and growth with equity, bringing to fore the need for environment statistics. To address this concern, the Philippines embarked on a project to develop the Philippine Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (PFDES) which was based on the 1984 United Nations Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES).