Technical Land Accounting Workshop for the Philippines
Taking place in Manila on 26-30 September 2022, UNSD and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) are holding a workshop on land accounting. This workshop is taking place under the Development Account project, “Environmental-Economic Accounting for Evidence-Based Policy in Africa and Asia”, which aims to address the technical and institutional barriers to the establishment of routinely produced environmental-economic accounts at the national level by national statistical offices. The workshop will include training on the conceptual framework for land and ecosystem accounts according to the SEEA, as well as provide a hands-on opportunity to compile land accounts. In addition, participants begin completing a geospatial data assessment, which will provide information on what ecosystem accounts (e.g. condition, specific ecosystem services) may be possible to compile using national data sources.