Pretoria, South Africa, 2 December 2020 - Today South Africa launches its first ecosystem accounts at national level, under the publication, Land and Terrestrial Ecosystem Accounts, 1990 to 2014.
IBGE recently released ecosystem accounts for threatened species in Brazil, as part of the EU-funded Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project.
The National Statistical Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) of the Government of India, in collaboration with United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), UN Environment with the support of the European Union, is organizing the first Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES) National Forum in India.
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) are convening national stakeholders to get input on the draft National NCA Strategy: A ten-year strategy for advancing Natural Capital Accounting in South Africa. A draft of the Strategy will be circulated in early November in preparation for this meeting. The meeting will be held virtually over the course of two days on 18-19 November 2020.
NSO India published its third annual report on environmental-economic accounts, on 30th September, 2020 formally titled “EnviStats India 2020 Vol. II - Environment Accounts”.
Brazil recently released ecosystem extent accounts for 2000-2018, which show that Brazilian terrestrial biomes lost about 500 thousand km2 of their natural areas.
For the third consecutive year, as part of the NCAVES project, Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa presented the progress made in piloting ecosystem accounts, during the first two sessions of the 2020 Virtual Forum of Experts in SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting.
The fifth edition of the Forum of Experts on SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting is taking place virtually this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Forum of Experts is taking place in four separate virtual sessions.
A new pilot study of ecosystem accounting in South Africa maps, measures and values a suite of ecosystem services for the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
The Virtual Expert Forum on SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) 2020 will be held online in several sessions between June and September 2020 (see exact dates below). The Virtual Forum is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank, and is an activity under the “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services” project funded by the European Union.