Linking biodiversity into national economic accounting

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Biodiversity underpins the supply of ecosystem services essential for well-being and economic development, yet biodiversity loss continues at a substantial rate. Linking biodiversity indicators with national economic accounts provides a means of mainstreaming biodiversity into economic planning and monitoring processes. This article examines the various strategies for biodiversity indicators to be linked into national economic accounts, specifically the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) framework. The authors also present what has been achieved in practice, using various case studies from across the world.
Steven King, Michael Vardon, Hedley S. Grantham, Mark Eigenraam, Simon Ferrier, Daniel Juhn, Trond Larsen, Claire Brown, Kerry Turner
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