Latest SEEA news

UN Statistical Commission side events on Ocean Accounting and Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

26 March 2021
Two side events were recently organized by the SEEA community during the 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission: (1) From experimental ocean accounts to SEEA-Ocean; and (2) High Level Discussion on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism.  

Resource Corner SEEA News and Notes: Issue No. 13

26 March 2021
In this issue, read about the findings of monetary ecosystem accounts for South Africa, pilot urban ecosystem accounts for the U.S., ecosystem accounts for India, and much more.  

SEEA Ecosystem Accounting is adopted!

11 March 2021
The United Nations Statistical Commission has, at its 52nd session in March 2021, adopted chapters 1-7 of the SEEA-Ecosystem Accounting as an international statistical standard. In the same document, chapters 8-11 present internationally recognized statistical principles and recommendations for valuation of ecosystem services and assets.  

NCAVES India Forum 2021: NSO India takes the lead in making nature's value visible

28 January 2021
Held over three days, the NCAVES India Forum 2021 was the culmination of the impressive work undertaken in India following the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting as part of the three-year E.U.-funded NCAVES project.

Building Back Better: Natural Capital Accounting for a Green Recovery

19 December 2020
The year 2020 has been unlike any other. Yet, as countries look towards 2021 and begin their recoveries from the pandemic, there is growing recognition that new measures are needed to move beyond GDP, and towards a system that considers all of humanity’s assets—natural, human, social and institutional.

Resource Corner SEEA News and Notes: Issue No. 12

18 December 2020
In this issue, find the report of the High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy, a new article on linking biodiversity into national economic accounts, a sustainability scorecard for crop provision in Europe, new SEEA Water accounts in Peru and more. 

SEEA EA Revision Process Update Q4 2020

17 December 2020
Since the last newsletter update on the SEEA EEA revision process in October 2020, the global consultation on the complete draft has concluded, and the work on updating the draft of the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting has begun.

ARIES for SEEA: Rapid generation of natural capital accounts

17 December 2020
The international Research & Innovation platform ARtificial Intelligence for Environment and Sustainability (ARIES) is currently developing an easy-to-use application for SEEA Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA), changing the game for ecosystem accounting. 

INEGI Environmental-Economic Accounts, 2019

04 December 2020
The Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) released the results of the Economic and Ecological Accounts of Mexico, 2019.