Latest SEEA news

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.

South Africa's First Land and Terrestrial Ecosystem Accounts, 1990 - 2014

02 December 2020
Pretoria, South Africa, 2 December 2020 - Today South Africa launches its first ecosystem accounts at national level, under the publication, Land and Terrestrial Ecosystem Accounts, 1990 to 2014.

Extraordinary Meeting of the UNCEEA: Leading up to the 52nd UN Statistical Commission

30 November 2020
On 16 and 18 November 2020, an Extraordinary Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting was held to discuss the revision of the SEEA Experimental Ecossytem Accounting.

Proposed monitoring framework for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

24 November 2020
A draft monitoring framework for the 2050 Goals and the 2030 Targets of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is now available online (

IUCN Resolution: SEEA for Accounting for Biodiversity

18 November 2020
IUCN Motion on Accounting for Biodiversity passes with resounding approval, marking a huge step forward for the development and implementation of SEEA accounting for biodiversity.