Latest SEEA news

SEEA EEA Revision Process Update Q2-2020

28 July 2020
Since the last update on the SEEA EEA Revision process in April 2020, there has been significant progress with drafting of the chapters of the revised SEEA EEA.

The 15th Meeting of the UNCEEA: the SEEA EEA revision, a green recovery, business accounting and more

28 July 2020
The 15th Meeting of the UNCEEA took place virtually on 6, 8 and 9 July, 2020. A record number of participants attended, with over 70 members from national statistical offices and international organizations taking part.

Chapters on accounting for ecosystem services of the revised SEEA EEA released

24 July 2020
Chapters 6 & 7 on accounting for ecosystem services for the revised SEEA EEA were launched for global consultation on 20 July 2020.   

The Dasgupta Review and the SEEA

23 July 2020
The Interim Report of the independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was recently published. Read more about the contents of the Report and how it links to the SEEA.

Aligning the SEEA with Business Accounting

23 July 2020
One of the major outcomes of the 15th Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA) was the Committee’s support for aligning public and private sector approaches to accounting for the environment and ecosystems. 

Innovative study on Valuation of Ecosystem Services in South Africa

23 July 2020
A new pilot study of ecosystem accounting in South Africa maps, measures and values a suite of ecosystem services for the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

A Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice for Africa Launched

01 July 2020
Kampala, Uganda, 1 July 2020: The Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice was launched today at the ‘African Forum on Green Economy: Investing in Natural Capital for a Resilient Africa’ conference.

Valuation chapters of the revised SEEA EEA were released

02 June 2020
Chapters 8-11 on valuation and accounting treatments for the revised SEEA EEA were launched for global consultation on 29 May 2020. The consulation on the four chapters is ongoing until 6 July 2020.   Please find below the drafts of chapters 8-11, draft glossary of terms to support the global consultation and the comments form specific to chapters 8-11. 

Update on the Road to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

07 April 2020 work on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework is well underway, with more than 1000 delegates from more than 140 countries having met in Rome earlier this year at the second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group.