regional workshop on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting Systems (SEEA) in support of the SDGs
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Monday, March 26, 2018

In collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the League of Arab States (LAS), the Institute organized a regional workshop on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting Systems (SEEA) in support of the SDGs in Amman / Jordan, March 26-29/2018. The workshop was attended by international and regional experts as well as 21 participants representing 11 Arab countries.The workshop focused on the following:

- Discuss the concepts, principles and methods of implementing an integrated environmental-economic accounting;

- Increase awareness of the SEEA system and its application to meet the growing national demand for integrated environmental-economic policies;

- Facilitate discussion among participants in the workshop, share experiences and identify challenges in integrating environmental information into the national accounting systems;

- Identify the challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the framework of environmental-economic accounting in the Arab region;

- Understand the linkages between environmental statistics, the SEEA system, and environment-related SDGs indicators;

- Discuss gaps in the capacity for the development of environmental accounts and the use of relevant environmental statistical data to support monitoring and follow-up on SDGs;

- Establish a basis for regional interactions to address capacity gaps and strengthen the SEEA.

- Support countries to develop a strategy and action plan for the implementation and further development of environmental statistics, SEEA, and environment-related SDGs indicators.

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