United Nations Statistics Division
System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Central Framework
Series: F, No.109
Languages available:A,C, E, F, R, S
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 - Central Framework (2012 SEEA) is a statistical framework that provides a comprehensive, consistent, comparable and flexible set of environmental-economic accounts for policy making, analysis and research purposes.
Agenda 21 adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil called for the establishment of a "program to develop national systems of integrated environmental and economic accounting in all countries". More recently, the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held also in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 reconfirmed that "integrated social, economic, and environmental data and information …. is important to decision-making processes."
In response to the continued need for environmental and environmental-economic information, in 2005 the United Nations Statistical Commission established the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA), an intergovernmental body composed of representatives from national statistical offices and international agencies, with the mandate to revise the SEEA.