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Advancing the Global Statistical System- Major work areas and accomplishments
26 February 2013

Learning Centre on

SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
25 February 2013, Monday
Venue: Conference room A (TNLB)
United Nations, New York

How can countries begin to account for ecosystem services and assets and their relationship to human and economic activity? The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) Experimental Ecosystem Accounting has been designed to provide a statistical framework for organizing biophysical data, measuring ecosystem services, tracking changes in ecosystem assets, and linking this information to economic and other human activity. This Learning Centre will provide an opportunity for Chief Statisticians and statistical managers to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts and methods of the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting. Presentations by selected countries will provide attendees with an awareness of plans, strategies, and practical experience in the area of ecosystem accounting.

Organizers:
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Seminar Programme/Agenda
 
Moderator:
 
Ivo Havinga, Chief, Economic Statistics Branch, UNSD
 
Presenters:
 
Overview of SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting, Alessandra Alfieri, Chief, Environmental-Economic Accounts Section, UN Statistics Division
Ecosystem accounting in Australia, Brian Pink, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Ecosystem accounting in Canada, Art Ridgeway, Statistics Canada
Ecosystem accounting in Indonesia, Suryamin, Statistics Indonesia (BPS)
Ecosystem accounting and the role of official statistics, Steven Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   
Discussion