SEEA Ecosystem Accounting is adopted!
The United Nations Statistical Commission has, at its 52nd session in March 2021, adopted chapters 1-7 of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting—Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) as an international statistical standard. In the same document, chapters 8-11 present internationally recognized statistical principles and recommendations for valuation of ecosystem services and assets.
The SEEA Ecosystem Accounting has been a truly collaborative effort and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting is grateful for the contributions everyone has made to the final product. There has been heavy interest in and media coverage of the SEEA EA--see Ecosystem Accounting in the News for a collection of recent press.