Workshop discusses the SEEA Ecosystem Account


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The SEEA Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) constitutes an integrated and in depth statistical framework for organising info about habitats and landscapes and is the key methodological solution of the MAIA task. In relation to this and in an effort and hard work to maximise the venture effects, whilst also speaking about the quick steps forward, the consortium along with exterior customers, gathered for a MAIA-organised workshop on SEEA Ecosystem Accounting 2021.

MAIA – Mapping and Evaluation for Integrated Ecosystem Accounting promotes the mainstreaming of pure capital accounting (NCA) in EU member states and Norway. The main methodological basis of the task is the Procedure of Environmental Economic Accounting – Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EA). 

Slowly stepping out of the COVID-19 constraints, MAIA ran the workshop on 29 March 2022 in Madrid, Spain. A hybrid format authorized for all around 60 men and women to just take element in the workshop online and far more than 35 MAIA customers and stakeholders to show up at on web site. 

The main focus of the workshop was for MAIA companions and the representatives of numerous European establishments – the European Environment Company(EEA), the United Nations Figures Division (UNSD), the Spanish Statistical Business office (INE) and the European Commission – to critique the current position of SEEA EA advancement and implementation. The project consortium demonstrated the progress in the 10 MAIA international locations (Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Greece, Bulgaria, France and the Czech Republic) with shows masking the biophysical and financial ecosystem accounting in EU member states and globally.

Followed by fruitful knowledge-exchange discussions, every single session included essential challenges connected to the contribution of ecosystem services to the economic sector, how they change and create about time, as perfectly as the countrywide development in the advancement and incorporation of company models into purely natural capital accounting.

Furthermore, the workshop continued to discover potential steps wanted to additional deploy ecosystem accounting all through two roundtables on biophysical and monetary accounts. Amongst the suggestions given by the MAIA companions and some of the stakeholders was the improvement of the good quality of the current European environmental accounting as very well as negotiating even more updates on the appropriate for the task EU laws. 

“We experience an urgent query as an ecosystem accounting neighborhood, to not only make clear but also to examine what we do with the monetary and all other values that we obtain. We have manufactured wonderful progress and must not gradual down, we really should continue on with the terrific get the job done we have been executing as a local community,” undertaking coordinator Prof. Lars Hein from the Wageningen College (WUR), the Netherlands remarks. 

In accordance with this, strategy sharing in direction of additional actions of the challenge ongoing. Some of the most prominent details that ended up touched upon were being connected to improving the communication between the nationwide groups taking into consideration the person demands and providing pertinent alternatives for their requirements and organising extra frequent national and intercontinental conferences for awareness trade. 

Final but not the very least, the MAIA workshop ended with a poster presentation showcasing the progress of all of the MAIA involved nations around the world.

Recordings of the workshop are obtainable on the MAIA YouTube channel.


This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 study and innovation programme less than Grant Arrangement No 817527.


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