German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)



Expert meeting on Ecosystem Valuation in the context of Natural Capital Accounting – Building Bridges between Policy, Welfare Economics and Accounting –

[Translate to en:] Logo der Tagungspartner Bundesamt für Natursschutz, Vereinte Nationen, EU und UN environment

24-26 April 2018, Bonn, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation 

The objective of the expert meeting is to establish and strengthen the dialogue between policy makers, environmental economists, ecosystem valuation practitioners and accountants, in the context of the Aichi Target 2 which calls to mainstream biodiversity in national accounts and action 5 of the European Union Biodiversity strategy of 2020, which calls to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services, including economic valuation and integration into accounting and reporting systems. The meeting will also advance the research agenda on valuation in the context of the revision of the System of Environmental Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA). 

Starting from the SEEA EEA research agenda on valuation and accounting, the meeting will address key issues on valuation concepts for ecosystem services and assets, explore suitable valuation methods for key ecosystem services, present the current state of the art of valuation in the context of ecosystem accounting and discuss issues pertaining to the valuation of ecosystem degradation and enhancement in the context in the SEEA EEA revision process.

The meeting is funded and organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division and the United Nations Environment Programme. The meeting is also an activity of the European Union funded project “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services”.

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