Latest SEEA news

International Seminar on Natural Capital Accounting, 12-14 November, Beijing, China

09 December 2019
The United Nations Statistics Division and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China in collaboration with the United Nations Environment and European Union jointly organized an International Seminar on Natural Capital Accounting in Beijing, China from 12-14 November. The seminar is an important milestone for NCAVES project in China.  

Earth Observations in Support of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Side Event of the Group on Earth Observations Plenary

06 December 2019
“Earth Observations in Support of Environmental-Economic Accounting: understanding the value of ecosystems to people”, a side-event of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Week 2019 took place on November 4 in Canberra. The event provided an opportunity for exploring the contribution of the SEEA to sustainable development.

London Group Holds 25th Meeting in Melbourne, Australia

06 December 2019
The 25th London Group meeting on Environmental Accounting was held in Melbourne on the 7th – 10th October 2019. The meeting provided an opportunity for delegates to share experiences in the development and implementation of environmental accounts, and to discuss a wide range of issues related to the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (SEEA).

Government of Uganda launches National Plan for Advancing Environmental-Economic Accounting and pilot SEEA accounts

22 November 2019
The Government of Uganda took a significant step in adopting natural capital accounting by launching the national plan and the first set of land and water accounts for the country based on the statistical standard System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA).

African Nations Convene to Shape a Regional Community of Practice on Natural Capital Accounting

21 November 2019
Representatives from 18 African countries met on 21 November 2019 for the first ‘Africa Forum on Natural Capital Accounting’ in Kampala, Uganda. Together, they committed to create a new Community of Practice on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) in Africa.

Regional Training Workshop for SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting in South Africa

08 November 2019
The Regional Training Workshop on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) for countries in Africa, a part of a blended Regional Training Programme that also consists of an online course, took place on 28-31 October 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa.

SEEA Implementation Now Reflected in Two SDG Indicators

30 October 2019
Indicators 15.9.1 and 12.b.1 now include SEEA implementation as a component. The proposals for these indicators were approved at the tenth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs and the indicators have been reclassified from Tier III to Tier II.

Resource Corner, SEEA News & Notes: Issue 7

23 October 2019
Find the latest resources for the SEEA News & Notes, Issue 7, including India's environmental accounts and the results of the European Court of Auditor's audit of European SEEA accounts, and more!

Scoping Workshop on the SEEA and Business Accounting

21 October 2019
The Scoping Workshop on the SEEA and Business Accounting, a part of the EU-funded NCAVES project, took place on 16-17 October 2019 and explored potential synergies in bringing together public and private sector approaches in terms of natural capital accounting.