African NCA Community of Practice Webinar: Revision of the SEEA EEA statistical standard
The webinar is part of a series under the Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice organized in cooperation between UNSD and the World Bank Global Program on Sustainability, the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, the Conservation International and the Capitals Coalition.
Date and time: 4 June 2020 at 15:00 Johannesburg, 16:00 Nairobi, 9:00 New York
Chair: David Boko, Statistician, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Speaker: Alessandra Alfieri, Chief of the Environmental-Economic Accounts Section, United Nations Statistics Division.
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012—Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) revision process was launched in 2018 as by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC). The SEEA EEA revision intends to provide an agreed statistical framework for ecosystem accounting, including terminology, concepts, definitions and classifications for ecosystem assets and services in both physical and monetary terms using an accounting approach.
Five working groups have been advancing the four areas identified as research agenda priorities for the SEEA EEA revision: spatial areas, ecosystem condition, ecosystem services and valuation. Each group has produced several discussion papers that form the basis for the draft chapters of the revised SEEA EEA. The draft chapters are now undergoing the first global consultation process.
This webinar will provide an introduction and clarification of the revision process, the work done so far, and the timeline of the revision. The purpose of the webinar is to give SEEA/NCA practitioners in Africa the opportunity to contribute to the finalization of the SEEA EEA revision. Members of the Africa SEEA/NCA community of practice are encouraged to send in their comments to the global consultation on the individual chapters.