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14 July 2021
The 3rd Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Europe Regional Conference took place in Tartu, Estonia from 7-10 June 2021. The three-day hybrid event was part of the bi-annual cycle of ESP regional conferences around the globe, where this time around the theme was “Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes.” The event has been divided in a number of thematic sessions, one of which has been led by MAIA partners, titled “From assessment to accounting: how coun...
12 July 2021
On 13 July 2021 OSPAR is going to hold a special natural capital accounting (NCA) meeting, which will take place in an entirely online environment. In March 2021 the United Nations adopted the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting—Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA), or natural capital accounting. In accordance to this, OSPAR has organised this event in order to introduce the indepth concept of NCA. Protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources, OSPAR Commissio...
1 June 2021
MAIA announces the project's tenth webinar on Hydrological ecosystem services accounts and SEEA water accounting!  The event is going to take place on 21 June 2021 in an entirely online environment, where MAIA's experts will be looking into the general aspects of water accounts and the accounting for water-related ecosystem services in the SEEA.  Additionally, amongst the webinar's insightful sessions, MAIA's team will discuss the modelling of water regulations in support of ecos...
11 May 2021
MAIA is glad to announce that the project’s Fact Sheets are now available on our website. Being specifically designed to serve as an intuitive tool for the user, the MAIA fact sheets summarise the state of affairs on natural capital accounting (NCA) in the connected to the project countries.  Throughout the materials, one can find various information such as a summary of the current state of the NCA, the respective country’s policy priorities needed for further developing NCA and the pil...
29 April 2021
MAIA is announcing the ninth in a row project organised webinar, which will investigate the Marine Accounting and will be held on 19 May 2021.  The online event will be divided into two parts, throughout which MAIA's experts will be deliberating on various theories and potential challenges of marine accounting. The accounts in a number of the MAIA countries will be investigated, such as the ones in France and Finland.  Download the agenda here. Register for the webina...
20 April 2021
MAIA is announcing the project's organised workshop on Advancing Ecosystem Accounting in Europe. This time around, our virtual event will be more interactive than ever, as the attending stakeholders will have the opportunity to engage with the leading experts developing ecosystem accounts in MAIA. It will take place on 11 May 2021 and will be focused on evaluating the progress and early results for ecosystem accounting work in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece and Slovakia.  ...
13 April 2021
MAIA is announcing that the project's seventh webinar is going to take place on 29 April 2021. This time around MAIA's team of leading experts will be deliberating on the topic of urban ecosystem thematic accounts and how can they be applied in the monetary valuation for municipal policy and planning.  The ecosystem valuation in the UK, Belgium, Germany and Norway will be evaluated. Additional attention will be placed on bridging the existing knowledge gaps and possible future updates an...
12 March 2021
The United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs announced that while working towards sustainable development, UN has adopted a news framework that includes the contribution of nature when measuring economic prosperity and human well-being.  Adopting the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) ensures that natural capital is going to be recognised in economic reporting. Also, the implementation of the framework marks a tremendous step forwa...
9 March 2021
MAIA is announcing the project's 6th webinar, which will be held on 30 March 2021 and is going to dive into an insightful discussion on the Accounting for Biodiversity in the SEEA.  MAIA's team of leading experts is to elaborate on biodiversity accounting-related issues, such as its links to the economy. The Norwegian Nature Index is going to be used as an example of a biodiversity account. Additionally, a species approach within the Netherlands is to be presented as an example of a biod...
9 March 2021
Project Coordinator Lars Hein participated in a radio interview with the Austrian radio station ORF, discussing how Europe will ramp up the economy post COVID-19's economic fallout. The focus of the interview is the economic value of ecosystems, especially in relation with the pandemic. Read the English translation of the interview below: Scientists argue that the economic value of ecosystems should be calculated so that another argument is available for protecting it, including by the...
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