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About the PEIS


Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics started the preparation for establishing the Palestinian Environmental Information System in cooperation with the European Environment Agency.  The preparations started with counting and classifying the environmental indicators into 6 groups; water and wastewater, solid waste, land use, energy, climate and air quality.

Number of environmental information systems were explored to have an idea about the contents and the structure of such information systems; of the systems that explored are: Botswana environment information system, shred environment information system (SEIS), DevInfo census database (Census info),  and the national statistical monitoring system.

It was agreed to design the Palestinian Environment Information System using the DevInfo template and give it the name PEIS.

Palestinian Environment Information System (PEIS)

PEIS indicators were prepared in both Arabic and English

Data update periodicity:

PEIS data will be updated annually, it is possible to add indicators if needed.

The base year:

2003 will be the base year

Goals and Vision


This system aims at providing an updated detailed and comprehensive database on environmental targeted topics based on coordination, cooperation and open dialogue with line ministries and other national partners to meet their needs and priorities in regard to statistical data flow and deriving indicators that enables monitoring progress made in national strategic plans.



  • Providing environmental data for all users inside and outside PCBS
  • Encourage line ministries to feed the system with relative data

Annual Statistics