Latest SEEA news

UK Air Pollution Removal: How Much Pollution Does Vegetation Remove In Your Area?

18 September 2018
The U.K. Office of National Statistics recently published a report on the monetary valuation of vegitation surrounding it's urban and rural areas in removing harmful pollution and in turn reducing the healthcare related costs that are associated with poor air quality.

The 13th Meeting of the UNCEEA: The Growing Role of SEEA in Meeting Critical Policy Challenges

18 September 2018
The 13th Meeting of UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA), was held in New York and attended by over 50 experts from 25 member states and 14 international organizations. 

SEEA Webinar on Experimental Ecosystem Accounting

17 September 2018
As part of the Regional Training Programme on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting for Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, the SEEA will conduct an online course between September and November of 2018, to share with the participants  a common level of technical knowledge on the SEEA EEA.

SDG 6 Indicators Bring Together Ecosystem Accounting and Earth Observation Communities

23 August 2018
UN Environment and Earth observation community produce land satellite images of approximately three quadrillion pixels for SDG 6.

2018 Experts Forum Highlights Ecosystem Accounting Progress and Activity

17 July 2018
The theory and practice of ecosystem accounting took center stage in June as experts from around the world convened in Glen Cove, New York to inform the revision of the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts (SEEA EEA).

Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services in China

11 June 2018
Launched in early November 2017 in Beijing, the European Union funded project ‘Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services’ is supported by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS).

South Africa hosts Natural Capital Accounting Workshop

06 June 2018
Organized by The Department of Environmental Affairs, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), a national stakeholder workshop for the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCA&VES) Project was held on 19 March 2018 in South Africa.  

Update on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting revision

06 June 2018
The revision of the ecosystem accounting framework was launched in March 2018 by the UNCEEA and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and four working groups have been created to drive forward the revision process.

Australia takes new strides in linking the environment and economy for a sustainable future

30 May 2018
Australia has been at the forefront of environmental-economic accounts development for over two decades with the national statistical agency, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, pioneering accounts from the mid-1990s.