Latest SEEA news

SEEA at the 49th Session of the UN Statistical Commission

30 May 2018
Close to 700 participants from 148 countries came together for the 49th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) from 6-9 March, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Held since 1947, the UNSC brings together Chief Statisticians from UN Member States and is the highest decision-making body for international statistical activities.

Brazil Responds to Water Shortages with SEEA Water Accounts

21 May 2018
The President of the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE), Roberto Olinto Ramos, unveiled Brazil’s water accounts (English) at the 8th World Water Forum, held in Brasilia from 17-23 March 2018.

Public review of SEEA Data Structure Definitions (DSDs) commences

04 May 2018
The Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) invites feedback and review comments from all stakeholders on the global Data Structure Definitions (DSDs) for the SEEA.

Exploring Policy Applications of Ecosystem Accounting in South Africa

23 February 2018
The 2nd Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Forum showcases South African progress with piloting ecosystem accounting as part of the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project. 

SEEA and the 2030 Agenda

16 February 2018
At the sixth meeting of the Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), held from 11-14 November 2017 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, several important changes were made to SEEA-relevant indicators.

Trees Save Lives

16 February 2018
A recent study estimates that trees, through their removal of air pollutants, provided a benefit of more than 1 billion pounds to the United Kingdom (UK) health system in 2015 alone.

SEEA EEA Forum of Experts 18-20 June 2018

16 February 2018
The Forum of Experts in SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) will be held on 18-20 June 2018 at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center, Glen Cove, Long Island, New York.

Where in the World is the SEEA?

15 February 2018
In 2015, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA) updated its implementation strategy to include the goal of having at least 100 countries with ongoing, well-resourced programmes in the SEEA Central Framework accounting by 2020.

Ecosystem Accounting for the Netherlands

15 February 2018
In 2016, Statistics Netherlands and Wageningen University started to work on a three-year project with the aim to test and implement SEEA EEA ecosystem accounting for the Netherlands. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water.