Implementation of the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting: Recent country experiences and the pathway to synergies with the Global Biodiversity Framework

This webinar is part of the SEEA Webinar series “Uses of the SEEA for Policy, developed with the aim to highlight various priority and/or emerging policy areas that can be informed by the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA).

This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about recent country experiences in compiling the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting, the statistical framework underlying headline indicators A.2 Extent of natural ecosystems and B.1 Services provided by ecosystems. The webinar will look at these experiences from a technical and practical standpoint, with an eye towards how the accounts can feed into countries’ monitoring and reporting efforts for the Global Biodiversity Framework.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  1. To share experiences in the compilation of the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting, with focus on data sources, institutional environment, resources and methods used.
  2. To gain an insight into the lessons learned and practical steps that countries have taken in the compilation of SEEA Ecosystem Accounting; and
  3. To understand how the ecosystem accounts can be used for national monitoring and reporting under the Global Biodiversity Framework.

This webinar will be conducted in English only and will be held online on 20 May 2024 at 7:30 a.m. (New York Time)


7:30 – 7:40

Welcome and introduction

  • Ilaria Di Matteo, United Nations Statistics Division
  • Jonathon Khoo, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Chair of the Working Group on Coordination and Communication of the UNCEEA
  • Mandy Driver, Chair of the Technical Committee of the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting

7:40 – 7:50

Refresher on the SEEA EA ecosystem extent and services accounts and their role in the headline indicators of the GBF

  • Marko Javorsek,  United Nations Statistics Division

8:50– 9:25

Ecosystem extent and services accounts: Country case studies and Q&A

    Nokuthula Mahlangu, Senior Specialist in Ecosystem Accounting, South African National Biodiversity Institute  

    Sudeepta Ghosh, Director, Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation 

  • Ireland​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

           ​​​​​​​Nova Sharkey, Statistician, Central Statistics Office of Ireland 

    Gemma Thomas, Capability Manager, Office for National Statistics of United Kingdom  

9:25 – 9:30  

Closing remarks

Event Date

Monday, 20 May 2024 - 7:30am to 9:30am


Concept note and agenda

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Webinar series: Uses of the SEEA