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24 November 2020
MAIA is eager to announce that the project second webinar is going to be held on 14 December 2020, and will tackle upon the topic of Ecosystem Condition. The session is part of a series of planned online discussions.  During the event, MAIA’s leading experts will be investigating the SEEA EA framework on ecosystem condition accounts. Furthermore, the international team working on the project is going to present three different case studies on how to develop ecosystem condition accounts....read more
20 November 2020
The UK Natural Capital has published a statistical bulletin on the estimations for financial and societal value of natural resources to people in the United Kingdom. The natural capital accounts are experimental statistics, which, however, provide impactful data on the relation between natural world, people and economy. The bulletin presents thirteen service accounts, accommodating assessments of the supplied quality and value services in the UK. The estimations together with the outcomes are di...read more
16 November 2020
A new MAIA-supported research paper is now available in the Environmental Science & Policy Journal. The article looks into linking biodiversity into national economic accounting with a specific focus on the implementation of biodiversity indicators to the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA).  Biodiversity is proven to have crucial impact to human well-being and the maintenance of ecosystem services flows, especially in times of distu...read more
30 October 2020
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting - Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) is an integrated statistical framework providing information about measures, changes and vital conditions of ecosystems. The conceptual work links this information to measures of economic and human activity.  To better understand the purpose and use of the SEEA EA, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting announced the global consultation on the complete draft of the SEEA...read more
27 October 2020
For the first time, an experimental biodiversity account for the Netherlands has been published. The Netherlands is a thematic account in the international SEEA-EEA (System of Environmental-Economic Accounts – Experimental Ecosystem Accounts) framework. It’s main use within this framework is to monitor the intrinsic, ecological, quality of the ecosystems providing ecosystem services to society. The Account collects indicators on two hierarchical levels: ecosystems and species. Trends in biodi...read more
15 October 2020
MAIA held its Consortium meeting in an online environment on 13 October 2020. All project partners along with a number of external participants from the EU Commission and EUROSTAT, gathered to discuss MAIA’s recent achievements, challenges and upcoming updates. The first half of the meeting was dedicated to a deliberation of the reached accomplishments during the past project year. However, the emergence of the Covid-19 global pandemic showed to be challenging as it posed a great deal of limi...read more
14 October 2020
MAIA is announcing the project's first webinar, which will be held on 26 October 2020. The webinar will be part of a series of planned online discussion units, during the following six months. The topics will be related to each of the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting and natural capital, with a greater focus on selected thematic aspects. The first webinar is an introduction to the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting framework, model, measurement and data requirements for compiling Ecosystem Accounts, and the...read more
9 October 2020
MAIA is going to gather for this years’ Consortium meeting. The session will be held online at the end of the project’s second year on 13 October 2020, where along with MAIA partners, external members from the EU Commission and EUROSTAT will be present.  During the meeting, recent MAIA achievements will be discussed, along with further planning for upcoming updates. Talks regarding strengthening the external communication and stakeholder engagement are also on the agenda.  Follow...read more
24 June 2020
The EU Horizon 2020 project MAIA brought together over 100 stakeholders for two online workshops at the end of May 2020. This expert exchange organised by the European Commission and the MAIA project discussed the possible setting up of a European expert working group on the implementation of Natural Capital Accounts (NCAs) in EU Member States. MAIA (Mapping and Assessment for Integrated ecosystem Accounting) aims at mainstreaming natural capital and ecosystem accounting in EU Member States....read more
15 October 2019
MAIA project partner Fernando Santos Martin will represent MAIA during a session on “Combining forces: building bridges between natural capital approaches,” on 7 and 8 November 2019 in Madrin, Spain. The course is conducted as a part of the European Business and Nature Summit. The workshop aims to contribute to the alignment of natural capital between the public and private sectors. Additionally, ways to harness the two sectors in their collection and use of statistics and data will be investiga...read more