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Ninth Joint OECD-UNECE Seminar on SEEA Implementation

Ninth Joint OECD-UNECE Seminar on SEEA Implementation

18 March (9:00) - 20 March (17:30) 2024
Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Recordings of the meeting   Photos from the seminar

Document title  Document
Report PDF
Programme  PDF
Get to know the speakers PDF
Concept note PDF
Link to the Guidelines for Measuring Circular Economy  
Session 1: Opening & Setting the Scene 
Updates on related work from OECD PDF
London Group on Environmental Accounting Update PDF
SEEA-related activities in Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP PDF
Relevant outcomes from UN Statistical Commission, and work of UNCEEA PDF
Online inventory of thematic and extended accounts, UNECE PDF
Session 2: Utilising SEEA for Measuring Circular Economy
2a: Introduction, information needs, existing measurement frameworks and their links with SEEA
The concept of a Circular Economy and the most important measurement points, University of Exeter PDF
Circular Economy in EU policy, European Commission, DG Environment PDF
CES Guidelines for Measuring Circular Economy, Finland PDF
Circular material use rate indicator: how it is calculated, results and interpretation, Eurostat PDF
2e: Waste Accounts for measuring circularity
The difficulty of finding circularity in solid waste accounts, Luxembourg PDF
Limitations of SEEA waste accounts: conceptual, data collection and experiences from policy use, Australia PDF
Experimental study: Using waste accounts for measuring plastic flows in the EU economy, Eurostat PDF
2c: New developments and utilising EGSS for measuring jobs, goods and services related to circular-economy
Conceptual framework pillar “socio-economic opportunities of a circular economy”: main indicators, UNECE PDF
Updating of related classifications-Classification of environmental purposes (CEP), Eurostat PDF
Using EGSS data for measuring circular economy, France     PDF
Comparison of EGSS and structural business statistics data on measuring circular economy, Finland PDF
2d: Measuring flows of biomass and bio-based material in a circular economy
The concept of a Circular Economy and some key agenda for biological materials, University of Exeter PDF
The sustainable and circular bioeconomy in the EU, European Commission PDF
Costa Rica: Use of environmental accounts for policy making on circular economy and bioeconomy PDF
Measuring stocks in the urban mine to monitor circular economy with SEEA, The Netherlands PDF
2b: Utilising SEEA for measuring physical flows of plastics
Policy development and the development of a statistical guideline on measuring flows of plastic along the lifecycle, UNEP PDF
Measuring plastic flows with Plastic-KEYs, UNITAR PDF
What statistics tell us about international trade of plastics? UNCTAD PDF
Statistics Canada’s Physical Flow Account for Plastic Material PDF
The use of SEEA - material flow accounts for deriving circular economy indicators, North Macedonia PDF
Session 3: Informing climate-change-adaptation and response policies with SEEA
3a: Introduction, information needs, existing measurement frameworks and their links with SEEA
Climate change adaptation policies and SEEA-related information demands, OECD PDF
Disaster-related statistics and the linkages to SEEA, ESCAP PDF
Role of NSOs in Achieving National Climate Objectives, UNECE PDF
3b: Climate change expenditures 
Update on the revision of the Classification of Functions of Government (COFOG), UNSD PDF
An integrated Approach to the classification of public environmental expenditure, OECD PDF
G20 Data Gaps Initiative, IMF PDF
Climate mitigation investments, The Netherlands PDF
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Expenditures in the Economy: Towards an Operational Definition, United States PDF
Environmental expenditures account and its application in the Republic of Kazakhstan



3c: Measuring ecosystem condition, degradation and loss of ecosystem services
Ecosystem services accounts: from the operational platform (INCA) to their economic bridging (LISBETH), Joint Research Centre  PDF
The role of the SEEA in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), UNSD PDF
Ecosystem condition accounting in Statistics Lithuania PDF
Working with blue carbon ecosystem accounts: value of coastal ecosystems in alleviating impacts of climate change, Australia PDF
Implementation of Environmental Accounts in Ukraine – results and challenges. Estimation of damages caused by war PDF
Session 4: Conclusions & Recommendations
Draft conclusions and recommendations  PDF