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Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

  Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

The United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) TEEB Office, and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity are the implementing agencies of the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project. This project is funded by the European Union. It aims at assisting participating partner countries to advance the knowledge agenda on environmental and ecosystem accounting, to initiate pilot testing of SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting and ecosystem valuation and to mainstream ecosystem related analysis and decision making at national, city and corporate level. The development of the knowledge agenda is undertaken with a view to improve the overall management of natural biotic resources, ecosystems and their services at various levels of decision making and mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystems in policy-planning and implementation.

The project has the duration of 3 years. It aims to assist the compilation of the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting in 5 partner countries, namely Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa. In each country, the project will be executed through a mutually agreed National Plan and its related programme of work and will be overseen by national steering committee chaired by the National Statistics Office.

Recruitment of a national expert in South Africa (extended deadline)

For day-to-day management of the project, a national expert is needed to be hired to oversee and coordinate the activities of the programme work of the project in South Africa.

Please click here to view the ToR for the national expert in South Africa

If you are interested to apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to on or before 9 June 2017.

Meetings and workshops

  • Regional workshop, Asia (to be announced)
  • Regional workshop, Latin America (to be announced)
  • Regional workshop, Africa (to be announced)
  • Expert Group Meeting on SEEA-based sustainable development indicator set (to be announced)
  • Forum of experts in ecosystem accounting (to be announced)
  • Meeting on linking the SEEA with business accounting (to be announced)



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