Global consultation on the complete draft

The global consultation on the complete draft of the System Environmental-Economic Accounting—Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) has concluded on 30 November 2020.

The System Environmental-Economic Accounting—Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) aims to provide a standardized methodology for ecosystem accounting. The complete draft of the document reflects the contribution of a large number of experts that have contributed in kind drafting parts of the document, providing inputs during the global consultation on the substantive chapters and actively contributing to the discussions during the various sessions of the Forum of Experts on Ecosystem Accounts, the London Group on Environmental Economic Accounting, the bilateral consultations. The drafting process has been multidisciplinary involving experts from the statistical and accounting community, environmental economists, scientists and geospatial experts. The document has been drafted under the technical supervision of the SEEA EEA Technical Committee, acting in their role as the Editorial Board for the revision.



Comments received

Respondent Comment forms received
Albania Institute of Statistics
Armenia Statistical Committee of RA

Queensland Department of Environment and Science

CSIRO Land & Water

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Azerbaijan State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Brazil IBGE
Bulgaria National statistical institute

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Statistics Canada


National Bureau of Statistics

Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning

Colombia Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística DANE
Czech Republic CzechGlobe, Czech Statistical Office
Denmark Statistics Denmark
Ecuador Ministerio del Ambiente y Agua del Ecuador
Estonia Statistics Estonia
Finland Finnish Environment Institute SYKE

Federal Statistical Office of Germany

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation


Hungary Hungarian Central Statistical Office

National Remote Sensing Centre

National Statistical Office, MoSPI

Indonesia Statistics Indonesia
Ireland Central Statistics Office
Italy Istat

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Latvia Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Lesotho Bureau of Statistics
Lithuania Statistics Lithuania
Malaysia Department of Statistics Malaysia
Mauritius Statistics Mauritius


Mongolia National Statistical Office
Morocco High Commission of Planning
Mozambique Institute Polytechnic of Land and Environment Sciences – Ministry of Land and Environment
Nepal Central Bureau of Statistics
Netherlands Statistics Netherlands, Wageningen University, and PBL
New Zealand Stats NZ
Norway Statistics Norway (SSB), Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA), Norwegian Institute of Nature Research (NINA), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
Philippines Philippine Statistics Authority 
Poland Statistics Poland
Romania National Institute of Statistics
Saudi Arabia GASTS
Slovakia Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Slovenia Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
South Africa Statistics South Africa and South African National Biodiversity Institute
Sudan Central Bureau of statistics & Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources
Sweden Statistics Sweden
Switzerland Federal Statistical Office
United Kingdom

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Office for National Statistics

National Trust

United States BEA, USGS, and EPA
State of Palestine Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Other organizations

Intemerate Working group


Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA)


World Economic Forum Beijing Representative Office, China

European Commission - Joint Research Centre

Capital Coalition, Netherlands


Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network


Ecological Accounting Chair – France

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Conservation International



UN Environment

European Environment Agency



Independent experts

Whitehorse Training, UK

Yale School of the Environment

Retired from Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Co-Editor in Chief “Ecosystem Services”  journal, Elsevier

Sustainable Flows, Australia and USA

Environmental Economics Group (GEA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Clark University, United States

Aleff Group, United Kingdom and Chair, Sustainable Development Goals Working Group, Expert Group on Resource Management, UNECE Geneva

Chair, Expert Group on Resource Management, Geneva

Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, United Kingdom; Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement (CIRED); Green Growth Knowledge Platform; University of New South Wales

University of East Anglia, CSERGE

Iarna-URL Guatemala

Australian National University and Griffith University

European Central Bank

University of Kentucky

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