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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.
The webinar is part of a series under the Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice organized in cooperation between UNSD and the World Bank Global Program on Sustainability, the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, the Conservation International and the Capitals Coalition.
The objective of the indicator workstream for the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES) project is to develop a systematic and consistent approach on the use of SEEA accounts to derive sustainable development indicators for national and global reporting purpose.
There is an increasing effort at the international and national level to develop an integrated information system to measure the linkage and interdependence between nature, economy and society for sustainable development.
On 26 March, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) released the Monitoring of Land Cover and Land Use (LCLU) publication in Brazil for 2018, thus expanding the historical series that already covers the years 2000, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
On 27-28 February 2020, the Statistics Division of the United Nations (UNSD) and the National Institute of Statistics and Geographic Information-INEGI, held a technical meeting in Mexico City to discuss the progress on the implementation of the European Union-funded project Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES) in Mexico.