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Dozens of countries in all regions of the world compile SEEA accounts on a regular basis. The accounts compiled vary based on the priorities of the countries, as well as the available data. The SEEA library contains accounts published by countries over the years and can be accessed here. A summary of the current status of the SEEA implementation can be found in the results of the 2017 Global Assessment.
The UNCEEA has been tasked by the UN Statistical Commission to explore the possibility of having global databases on various SEEA accounts (e.g. air emission account, physical energy supply and use accounts) based on existing data sources. A number of other international organisations, including Eurostat, FAO, OECD and UN Environment, are working in close collaboration with the UNCEEA and UNSD to determine the way forward in compiling global databases for SEEA accounts. Global data structure definitions for the global databases have been established and can be found here.
Progress is ongoing, but currently, the following databases are available:
- The UN Environment International Resource Panel Global Material Flows Database for global material flows
- Regional databases for the European Union, which are compiled by Eurostat. Databases exist for air emission, physical flow accounts for energy, material flows and resource productivity, environmental taxes, environmental protection expenditures, and environmental goods and services sector accounts.
- Air emission accounts, compiled by OECD
- Estimated air emission accounts for select countries, produced by OECD
- Land cover and land use data, compiled by FAO
SEEA Central Framework
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