Expert Meeting on Ecosystem Accounts

16-18 May 2012, Melbourne, Australia

Hosted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)
Organised in collaboration with the European Environment Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations Statistics Division

List of Documents

  Organization of Work   PDF 29 KB
  Outcomes of the 1st Meeting of the SEEA Editorial Board on SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts   PDF 75 KB
  Minutes of the Expert Meeting on Ecosystem Accounts in London, UK, December 2011   PDF 172 KB
  List of issues for discussion   PDF 22 KB
  Outline of SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts  
  Draft Outline for SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts   PDF 43 KB
  Structure for SEEA Ecosystem Accounts  
  Draft Chapter 2 (distributed by email)  
  The "DACH" Approach for Ecosystem Services Accounting: Recommendations for Integrating ES in National Accounting (B. Schweppe-Kraft, A. Hauser, N. Merky, E. Schwaiger and M. Nagy)   PDF 94 KB
  Discussion on Chapter 2 (Rocky Harris)   PPT 242 KB
  Ecosystem Services Measurement and Accounting  
  Draft Chapter 3 (distributed by email)  
  Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services: Issues Arising from the London Expert Meeting (R. Haines-Young)   PDF 120 KB
  Accounting for ecosystem services in physical terms: Some issues for discussion (A. Alfieri)   PPT 48 KB
  Integrated Ecosystem Capital Accounts of Europe 2000-2010: Accounts in physical units and in ECU   PPT 978 KB
  Land based ecosystem services - measurement and accounting in practice   PDF 1,016 KB
  Carbon Accounting  
  A Carbon Asset Accounting Framework and Data Population (J. Ajani)   PDF 443 KB
  Carbon Accounts: Issues Arising from the London Expert Meeting (R. Haines-Young)   PDF 110 KB
  Issue 5: Carbon accounting   PDF 251 KB
  Biodiversity Accounting  
  Biodiversity Accounts and Indices (P.A. Garnåsjordet, J. McDonald, P. Cosier, B. ten Brink, A. Saltelli, B. Magnusson, S. Nybø, O. Skarpaas, and I. Aslaksen)   PDF 941 KB
  Proposed Biodiversity Accounting in Australia (J. McDonald, P. Gibbons, S. Bond,  A. Cadogan-Cowper, J. Ovington and M. Vardon)   PDF 110 KB
  Natural Capital in Germany: State and Valuation with special reference to Biodiversity (B. Schweppe-Kraft)   PDF 423 KB
  The making of the biodiversity/species index for LEAC/Ecosystem capital accounts in Europe, using the « Art.17 » reporting data   PPT 21,334 KB
  Biodiversity Accounting   PPT 2,128 KB
  Units and Scaling of the Accounts  
  Draft Chapter 2 (distributed by email)  
  Land Cover Mapping, Land Cover Classification and Accounting Units (L. Kolttola, M. Bordt, D. Clarke, R. Mount, S.S. Kumar, S. Uhde, A. De Gregorio)   PDF 43 KB
  Units and scaling of the accounts (R. Mount)   PPT 2,794 KB
  Capacity and Condition Measures and Degradation  
  Draft Chapter 4 (distributed by email)  
  Environmental Conditions Questions   PPT 2,158 KB
  Valuation in Ecosystem Accounts  
  Valuation Principles in the SNA and the SEEA (distributed by email)  
  Summary of Approaches to Valuing Ecosystem Services (distributed by email)  
  The Realisation of Economic Valuation: Practical examples of valuation exercises (B. Schweppe-Kraft)   PDF 1,424 KB
  Environmental accounting in public administration   PPT 1,066 KB
  Sequence of the Accounts, Aggregation and Integration  
  Annotated Outline of Chapter 6 (distributed by email)  
  Two Options for Recording Ecosystem Services in Sequence of Account (B. Edens and M. de Haan)   PDF 115 KB
  Sequence of the accounts; aggregation and integration   PPT 163 KB
  Background Documents by Issue   FILE SIZE
  ISSUE 1 Policy applications  
    Draft Outcome Paper on Policy Applications (J. Wang, S. Uhde, M. Bordt)   PDF 199 KB
    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Policy Applications of Ecosystem Accounts (P. ten Brink)   PPT 5,309 KB
  ISSUE 2 Structure of the accounts  
    Defining Accounting Structures for Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services (C. Obst)   PDF 208 KB
    Towards an Integrated Structure for SEEA Ecosystem Stock and Flow Accounts (M. Vardon, M. Eigenraam, J. McDonald, R. Mount, A. Cadogan-Cowper)   PDF 1,393 KB
    An Experimental Framework for Simplified Ecosystem Capital Accounts (J.L. Weber)   PDF 251 KB
  ISSUE 3 Land cover mapping, land cover classification and accounting units  
    Land Cover Mapping, Land Cover Classification and Accounting Units (Leo Kolttola, Michael Bordt, Daniel Clarke, Richard Mount, S. Suresh Kumar, Stéphanie Uhde, Antonio De Gregorio)   PDF 43 KB
    Land Cover Mapping in Canada with Respect to Ecosystem Accounting (P. Adams, M. Bordt, G. Filoso, and G. Gagnon)   PDF 1,781 KB
    Ecosystem Statistical and Accounting Units, Land Cover, Remote Sensing and Adjustments (R. Mount, B. Allison, P. Tickle, V. Bordas)   PDF 456 KB
    Definition and Classification of the Socio-Ecological Landscape Unit (J.L. Weber)   PDF 142 KB
    Accounting Units for Ecosystem Accounts (A. Alfieri, D. Clarke, I. Havinga)   PDF 54 KB
    Land Cover Classification for Ecosystem Accounting (A. di Gregorio, G. Jaffrain, J.L. Weber)   PDF 1,017 KB
  ISSUE 4 Carbon Accounts
    Soil Literature Review (L. Hein)   PDF 148 KB
    Carbon Stock Accounts (J. Ajani)   PDF 224 KB
    Accounting for Carbon in the National Accounting Framework: A Note on Methodology (H. Gundimeda)   PDF 56 KB
    Constructing the NPP and Biomass Accounts and Ecosystem Carbon Balance Index: A Methodological Note (E. Ivanov, R. Haines-Young, J.L. Weber)   PDF 440 KB
    Greenhouse Gas Reporting in Carbon Accounting of SEEA Ecosystem Accounts (J. Muukkonen)   PDF 140 KB
    Provision of Ecosystem Services by Soil Resources (R. Vargas Rojas)   PDF 3,615 KB
  ISSUE 5 Landscape accounts and landscape ecological potential
    Issue paper on Landscape accounts and Landscape Ecological Potential (J. L. Weber)   PDF 367 KB
  ISSUE 6 Biodiversity Accounts
    Key Concepts for Accounting for Biodiversity (J. McDonald)   PDF 708 KB
    Developing a Diagnostic Species and Biotope Index for Europe (E. Ivanov, R. Haines-Young, J.L. Weber)   PDF 742 KB
    Issue Paper on Biodiversity Accounts and Indices: Some Comments on the Difference between the Australian and Norwegian Approaches (P.A. Garnåsjordet)   PPT 1,875 KB
  ISSUE 7 Ecosystem Health/Total Ecological Potential
    Accounting for the Condition of Environmental Assets (P. Cosier)   PDF 798 KB
  ISSUE 8 Classification of Ecosystem Services
    Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES): 2011 Update (R. Haines-Young and M. Potschin)   PDF 1,271 KB
    Classification and Prioritization of Ecosystem Services (S. Maynard and S. Cork)   PDF 438 KB
  ISSUE 9 Criteria for Ecosystem Services in Ecosystem Accounts
    Criteria and Tentative Ranking of Ecosystem Services for Inclusion in Ecosystem Accounting (L. Hein)   PDF 649 KB
    Prioritization of Ecosystem Services for Ecosystem Accounting (L. Hein)   PDF 313 KB
    Prioritization of Ecosystem Services for Ecosystem Accounting (R. Haines-Young)   PDF 579 KB
  ISSUE 10 Principles of Monetary Valuation
    Monetary Valuation in Ecosystem Accounts: Key Challenges and Potential Responses (L. Hein)   PDF 385 KB
    Monetary Valuation for Ecosystem Accounting (M. Pittini)   PDF 444 KB
    Valuation of ecosystem goods and services in Victoria, Australia (M. Eigenraam, M. Vardon, J. Hasker, G. Stoneham, J. Chua)   PDF 516 KB
    Some Notes on Prospects for Including Natural Lands as Sources of Ecosystem Services in National Accounts (R.D. Simpson)   PDF 129 KB