Latest SEEA news

ECLAC hosts a SEEA Ecosystem Accounting online course for countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.

20 June 2022
The facilitated online course "Introduction to Ecosystem Accounting of the Environmental and Economic Accounting System (SCAE CE, in Spanish)”, held from 9 to 27 May 2022, and attended by more than155 participants from national statistical offices, line ministries and research institutions evincing the strong interest in ecosystem accounting in the region.

Results of the NCAVES pilot ecosystem accounts for Karnataka released

14 June 2022
As part of the NCAVES project, in parallel to the development of national level ecosystem accounts, a detailed and comprehensive set of ecosystem extent, condition and ecosystem services accounts have been piloted in India at the subnational level for the State of Karnataka.

G7 Ministers Commit to SEEA Implementation

06 June 2022
On 26-27 May, the G7 Ministers of Climate, Energy and the Environment met in Berlin to re-affirm their commitment to fighting the triple global crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Importantly, a component of the resulting communiqué included the SEEA.

Towards the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

19 April 2022
The second part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to be held in person in Kunming, China later this year is expected to finalize and adopt the post-2020 globa

Global data collection for Economy-Wide Material Flow Accounts

19 April 2022
UN Environment has just launched global data collection for economy wide material flow accounts (EW-MFA). These efforts, coordinated between various international organizations, will be used to compile SDG indicators 8.4.1/12.2.1 and 8.4.2/12.2.2, Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) assessments, and much more. Read more here.

Building bridges between effective governance and natural capital accounting in support of Agenda 2030

18 April 2022
The progress in achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to combat climate change (SDG 13), conserve oceans and marine resources (SDG 14) and protect and sustainably use terrestrial ecosystems and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15) has stagnated, and even deteriorated, across every region of the world.

CO2 Emissions from Air Transport: OECD methodology provides new perspective for emissions statistics with global coverage

09 April 2022
A new OECD database  provides near-real time global information to produce estimates of CO2 emissions from air transport contributing to the development of Air Emissions Accounts according to the SEEA and to the police debate on low carbon transition on air transport.

7th Joint OECED/UNECE Seminar on the implementation of the SEEA

06 April 2022
This year the seventh joint OECD/UNECE seminar on the implementation of the SEEA organized took place virtually on 28, 30 and 31 March 2022.

Resource corner SEEA News and Notes – Issue 17

05 April 2022
In this issue you will find several new publications on SEEA accounts from Bhutan, Canada, Eurostat, Germany, India, Indonesia and New Zealand, and other reports such as UNECE’s report on Machine Learning for Official Statistics.