An international statistical standard for measuring the environment and its relation to the economy Read More
The United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) works in close collaboration with national and international partners to lead several projects advancing environmental and ecosystem accounting in Member States. By working with Member States to compile SEEA accounts and initiate pilot testing of SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting, UNSD aims to mainstream SEEA-related analysis and decision making at the national, city and corporate level and build technical capacity in Member States.
Current projects include:
- Natural Capital Accounting Project: UNSD, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) TEEB Office, and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity are the implementing agencies of the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project. This project is funded by the European Union and aims to assist Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa to initiate pilot testing of SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting and ecosystem valuation.
- Development Account: The Development Account is a capacity development programme of the United Nations Secretariat aimed at enhancing capabilities of developing countries in the priority areas of the United Nations Development Agenda. Together with UN-ECA and UN-ESCAP, UNSD is working to implement the SEEA in Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia and Uganda as part of an effort to improve monitoring of sustainable development for the 9th Tranche of the Development Account. Click here for more details.
- ANCA: UNSD, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) TEEB Office and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity recently finished a project on Advancing Natural Capital Accounting (ANCA) funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation (NORAD). The project initiated pilot testing of SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting and country plans for Bhutan, Chile, Indonesia, Mauritius, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam.
SEEA Central Framework
SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting
A measurement framework tracking changes in ecosystems and linking those changes to economic and other human activity Read More
SEEA Applications and Extensions
How to use the SEEA Central Framework accounts for decision making, policy formulation and research Read More