Regional Training Workshop on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting in China


Monday, 06 November 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 5:30pm


This workshop is jointly organized by the National Bureau of Statistics  of China, United Nations Statistics Division, United Nations Environment Programme and the European Union, in close collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, countries and other international organizations. The workshop will devote three days with international experts to discuss the conceptual framework of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) based on the recently developed Technical Recommendations of Ecosystem Accounting. Specifically, the programme of the will be organized around four themes:

  1. Overview of the SEEA EEA and its implementation strategy
  2. Core ecosystem accounting framework:
  3. Valuation of Ecosystem Services:
  4. Thematic Accounts

During the 3-day training participants will also discuss and share their experiences on the implementation of the SEEA EEA. The training may explore further technical issues related to the SEEA EEA, including the ecosystem-related indicators for Sustainable Development Goals and the SEEA Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry.  


Concept Note and Provisional Agenda

Logistics Note



Overview of the SEEA

SEEA EEA Key Concepts

SEEA EEA Spatial Units

SEEA EEA Classification

SEEA EEA Ecosystem Extent

SEEA EEA Ecosystem Services

SEEA EEA Ecosystem Services Use

SEEA EEA Carbon Accounting

SEEA EEA Biodiversity Accounting

SEEA EEA Valuation

SEEA EEA Valuation country experiences


Background documents

SEEA EEA Technical Recommendations (Final Draft)



Contact information

Mr. Julian Chow

Statistician, Economic Statistics Branch, UNSD