Second Mission to Mexico for the project Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services


Second Mission to Mexico 

Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services



  1. The project Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES), has been established to advance the knowledge agenda on environmental-economic accounting, in particular ecosystem accounting, by initiating pilot testing of the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) Experimental Ecosystem Accounting in five strategic partner countries to the European Union (EU), namely Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa.


  1. The Mexico project was launched during the inception mission that took place on 12-15 June 2017.


  1. The objective of the project is threefold: (a) improving the measurement of ecosystems and their services (both in physical and monetary terms) at the (sub)national level; (b) mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystems in (sub)national level policy-planning and implementation; and (c) contributing to the development of internationally agreed methodology and its use in partner countries.


  1. A follow-up mission to Mexico will take place on 12-15 November 2018. The visiting project team will consist of Alessandra Alfieri, Bram Edens, Elsa Begne de Larrea (UNSD), Mónica López Conlon, Jacob Salcone (UN Environment) and Jetse Stoorvogel (Wageningen University).



  1. The objectives of the mission are to:
    1. Attend the meeting of the technical interinstitutional committee to discuss the first results of the project and the draft assessment report; and agree on a work programme (called a roadmap) for the next phases of the project;
    2. Conduct bilateral meetings with key stakeholders of the project in Mexico in order to identify policy priorities and existing initiatives, in support of the scenario analysis and outreach workstreams of the project;
    3. Discuss with stakeholders the development of a (updated) National Plan for Natural Capital Accounting as well as the strengthening of coordination and data sharing mechanisms;
    4. Discuss draft soil accounts developed using the S-World Model with Mexican soil experts.




12 - 13 November 2018, INEGI Aguascalientes
Natural Resources Information and Environmental Statistics - Francisco Jimenez Nava, INEGI
Soil Mapping - Jose Luis Ornelas, INEGI
S- World: Global Soil Map - Jetse Stoorvogel, Wagenigen University
Laboratory of Soil Analysis - Margarita Martinez Vargas, INEGI
Soil Profile Information - Alejandro Ibelles, INEGI
National Forest Inventory and Soil Data - Sergio Armando Villela and Cesar Moreno, CONAFOR
Hydrological information - Rogelio Mondragon, INEGI
Land Use and Vegetation - Arturo Victoria Hernandez, INEGI
Geospatial Data Cube - INEGI
14 November 2018 - Inter-institutional Technical Group Meeting- INEGI Mexico
Ecosystem Accounts - Federico Gonzalez, INEGI
Valuation of Ecosystem Services - Salvador Sanchez Colon, UNSD
Scenario Modelling - Jacob Salcone, UN Environment
Roadmap for the NCAVES Project in Mexico - Bram Edens, UNSD

Event Date

Monday, 12 November 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 5:15pm

INEGI Aguascalientes

INEGi Mexico