Between 8 and 9 November 2021, the second National Ecosystem Accounting Germany Conference took place in Hannover, Germany as a cooperation between MAIA, the Leibniz University Hannover, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the Federal Statistical Office.
On the first Conference day, the newly adapted SEEA EA standard and its implication for the German Ecosystem Accounting were the focus of discussion. Ongoing project work as well as an overview of the recent results of the German Ecosystem Accounting progress were also presented. On the second Conference day, further insights into recent and upcoming ecosystem accounting actions on ecosystem condition, biodiversity, carbon and cultural ecosystem services were shared.
In the last session, the state of ecosystem accounting in relation to other (monitoring ,assessment, information) systems was discussed and further upcoming related research projects were introduced. In addition to that, through diverse statements from stakeholders from the potential user spectrum, the users' perspectives of ecosystem accounting were taken into account.
Next to vivid sessions and lively discussions, the Conference was very successful in strengthening the ecosystem accounting network in Germany by creating a warm and friendly atmosphere among the about 50 participants.