Latest SEEA news

Measuring and valuing what matters: UN Secretary-General urges Member States to implement the SEEA EA

17 September 2021
On 10 September 2021, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released the “Our Common Agenda” report, which looks ahead to the next 25 years and represents the Secretary-General’s vision on the future of global cooperation and multilateralism. 

An appetite for greening the recovery with natural capital accounting - Fifth Policy Forum on NCA for better decision making

16 September 2021
The Fifth Policy Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Decision Making

UNSD releases a strategy to scale up knowledge sharing for better-informed policymaking

13 September 2021
The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and UNEP, has recently published an interoperability strategy for the next generation of SEEA

Project update: Environmental-Economic Accounting for Evidence-Based Policy in Africa and Asia

01 September 2021
The latest updates in the development of SEEA accounts in Africa and Asia: High-level launch of the project in Malaysia, land accounting in the Phillipines and a technical workshop with ARIES in Senegal.

South Africa: a new study finds that reversing land degradation would lead to economic gains

30 June 2021
The NCAVES project release the study “Potential costs and benefits of addressing land degradation in the Thukela catchment, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa”, which investigates the economic case for reviving the Thukela River basin in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province.

Webinars on supporting the implementation of the post-2020 Global Monitoring Framework: Joining forces for monitoring biodiversity

30 June 2021
The first two of a series of webinars supporting the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) took place virtually on 28 June for the Africa, Europe, North America and Caribbean, and 30 June for the Asia-Pacific region.

The 16th Meeting of the UNCEEA: Scaling up implementation, the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and more

30 June 2021
The Sixteenth Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA) took place virtually on 15-17 June, 2021. Nearly 70 members from national statistical offices from 28 countries and 11 international organizations took part in the annual meeting.

Resource Corner SEEA News and Notes: Issue No. 14

29 June 2021
Find the new global manual on economy-wide material flow accounting, the EU Ecosystem Assessment; the final results of accounting of ecosystems services in the EU, a ten-year strategy for advancing natural capital accounting in South Africa; final report from the project NCAVES in China and more results from the NCAVES project, a national land account for Australia and lots more.

Canada's new Census of Environment: A central role for the SEEA EA

25 June 2021
Canada has just launched aCensus of Environment to increase knowledge of Canada’s ecosystems, help monitor environmental trends, and promote better decision-making for a nature positive world.