Inception Mission to China for the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project

31-10-2017  – 3-11-2017 Beijing

The United Nations Statistics Division, United Nations Environment Programme, and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity have launched the project "Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services" in China. The project, funded by the European Union, aims to mainstream natural capital accounting and valuation of ecosystem services in data driven decision and policy making. The objectives of the inception mission is to undertake consultations together with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China with various line ministries and stakeholders for the development of a work programme for the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) in China. A stakeholder consultation meeting, hosted by the NBS, will take place from 1 to 2 November 2017 in Beijing, China, to 1) officially launch the project in China; 2) to identify how the SEEA EEA could support sustainable development policy initiatives in China; 3) to discuss and elaborate the statistical programme of Natural Capital Accounting in China, and 4) to discuss and agree on the project management arrangements and the work programme for the implementation of the project.

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