Forum of Experts in SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting

Monday, 18 June 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 5:00pm

The Forum of Experts in SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) will be held on 18-20 June 2018 at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center, Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. The Forum is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and funded by the European Union project “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services.”

Participants will include statisticians, researchers and experts in the area of ecosystem accounting, ecosystem modelling, spatial analysis of ecosystem services, and environmental and ecological economics, as well as earth observation specialists. Representatives of the project partner countries, namely Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, and other countries having experience in the compilation of ecosystem accounting would also be in attendance.

The Forum’s objectives are to:

  • Share best-practices in compiling ecosystem accounts;
  • Showcase methodological and technical advances;
  • Work towards a consensus on methods and practices to be included in practical guidelines;
  • Provide recommendations for the revision of the SEEA EEA. 


The concept note and the information note for participants will be available shortly. 

For more information and expression of interest please contact UNSD at <> .