Latest SEEA news

Expert Meeting Addresses the SEEA’s Role in the SDGs and Global Biodiversity Agenda

28 March 2019
In February, over 40 experts in natural capital accounting convened for workshop in Cambridge, England to discuss ways in which the SEEA can support the post-2020 biodiversity agenda and the meeting of SDG targets The meeting was jointly organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the U

Towards Global SEEA Databases

28 March 2019
The UNCEEA has placed strong emphasis and priority on the development of global databases and has recently made significant progress on internationally comparable material flow accounts and air emission accounts.

SEEA at the 50th UN Statistical Commission

25 March 2019
At the 50th Session of the UN Statistical Commission, the Commission expressed strong appreciation for the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting's work and received positive feedback on variety of issues, including on the use of the SEEA for the SDGs and biodiversity.

Expert Meeting on Advancing the Measurement of Ecosystem Services for Ecosystem Accounting

22 March 2019
From 22-24 January 2019, a working group of approximately 20 ecosystem accounting experts from around the world gathered at UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the measurement of key ecosystem services.

Costa Rica Begins Process to Develop Environmental Accounts of Aquatic Resources

19 March 2019
Note: This article is cross-posted from Costa Rica's Ministry of Environment and Energy.  The original (in Spanish) can be found here.

Update on the SEEA-EEA Revision, 2019 Q1

21 February 2019
Several developments have taken place since the last update on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting revision, including the 2018 Forum of Experts in SEEA EEA, the drafting of discussion papers by over 40 experts, and more. 

Endorsement of the European Strategy for Environmental Accounts 2019-2023

20 February 2019
Every five years since 2003, the European Union has articulated its strategy for further developing and promoting the use of SEEA accounts through the European Strategy for Environmental Accounts (ESEA).

Global Consultation on Global Economy Wide Material Flow Accounting Manual

01 February 2019
UNSD invites feedback and review from all stakeholders on the Global Economy Wide Material Flow Accounting Manual.

COP14: SEEA in Support of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

19 December 2018
Natural capital accounting has a pivotal role to play in the post-2020 biodiversity framework. During the recent COP14, a side event on the SEEA was held to explore the role natural capital accounting and the SEEA can play in the post-2020 agenda.