Ecosystem accounting for the ocean

Resources and projects Jul 16, 2020

GOAP has been collaborating with UN Statistics (UNSD) on System for Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) Ecosystems revision. The revision was initiated in 2018 and will culminate in a revised manual in December 2020. Since the beginning, ecosystem accounting practitioners had been asking for guidance on classifying coastal and marine ecosystem types, their conditions and services, as well as recommendations on the treatment of areas beyond national jurisdictions. Through the SEEA Ecosystems Technical Committee/Editorial Board and its working groups on spatial units, ecosystem condition, ecosystem services and valuation, GOAP has sought to align the Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting with the concepts being refined during the revision of the SEEA.