Inception Mission to South Africa for the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project
STATS South Africa is hosting the stakeholder consultation meeting for the project "Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services" in Pretoria on 20- 21 September 2017.
The meeting is jointly organised by Statistics South Africa (SSA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the European Union.
The objectives of the stakeholder consultation meeting are:
to officially launch the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project in South Africa;
to present and make the case for the SEEA EEA to a wide range of national stakeholders;
to identify, in consultation with national and local authorities and other relevant stakeholders, how SEEA EEA could support sustainable development policy initiatives in South Africa, and (iv) to discuss and elaborate the statistical programme of Natural Capital Accounting, to share knowledge and to discuss and agree on the project management arrangements as well as the work programme on advancing the testing of the SEEA EEA in South Africa.