System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (SEEA) - Australian Examples

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The Office of the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment is creating a pilot set of SEEA for the ACT.  

Staff are working collaboratively with experts on the Accounts from the Fenner School, Australian National University.

A trial set of accounts will be available mid 2017. Accounts will include data on:

  • waste,
  • water
  • land
  • environmental expenditure
  • energy (including greenhouse gas emissions and carbon), and
  • experimental ecosystems.

SEEA is a system that links environmental data to economic data and can help inform decision making around the environment and sustainability.

SEEA have been produced in Australia for a number of years.  This is the first time, SEEA methods will be applied to the ACT.

Dr Kate Auty, the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, attended an international conference in the Netherlands in November 2016 on SEEA.

The report will be posted here shortly.

Resources

5 Examples of Australian System of Environmental-Economic Accounts pdf

CSE Powerpoint Presentation pdf

Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for the Central Highlands of Victoria - Summary Document for discussion, ANU pdf

The path towards the Natural Capital Protocol - a primer for business, Natural Capital Coalition pdf

Table - State of Environment Indicator vs Accounts pdf

ABS 'Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts' 2014

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