Latest SEEA news

South Africa hosts Natural Capital Accounting Workshop

06 June 2018
Organized by The Department of Environmental Affairs, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), a national stakeholder workshop for the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCA&VES) Project was held on 19 March 2018 in South Africa.  

Update on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting revision

06 June 2018
The revision of the ecosystem accounting framework was launched in March 2018 by the UNCEEA and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and four working groups have been created to drive forward the revision process.

Australia takes new strides in linking the environment and economy for a sustainable future

30 May 2018
Australia has been at the forefront of environmental-economic accounts development for over two decades with the national statistical agency, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, pioneering accounts from the mid-1990s.

SEEA at the 49th Session of the UN Statistical Commission

30 May 2018
Close to 700 participants from 148 countries came together for the 49th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) from 6-9 March, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Held since 1947, the UNSC brings together Chief Statisticians from UN Member States and is the highest decision-making body for international statistical activities.

Brazil Responds to Water Shortages with SEEA Water Accounts

21 May 2018
The President of the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE), Roberto Olinto Ramos, unveiled Brazil’s water accounts (English) at the 8th World Water Forum, held in Brasilia from 17-23 March 2018.

Public review of SEEA Data Structure Definitions (DSDs) commences

04 May 2018
The Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) invites feedback and review comments from all stakeholders on the global Data Structure Definitions (DSDs) for the SEEA.

Exploring Policy Applications of Ecosystem Accounting in South Africa

23 February 2018
The 2nd Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Forum showcases South African progress with piloting ecosystem accounting as part of the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project. 

SEEA and the 2030 Agenda

16 February 2018
At the sixth meeting of the Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), held from 11-14 November 2017 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, several important changes were made to SEEA-relevant indicators.

Trees Save Lives

16 February 2018
A recent study estimates that trees, through their removal of air pollutants, provided a benefit of more than 1 billion pounds to the United Kingdom (UK) health system in 2015 alone.