The Seminar will build upon the outcomes and recommendations of the 2015 Seminar (see final report). It will also provide a forum to present and discuss the activities of international organizations related to the implementation and the use of SEEA, and contribute to their coordination.
The London Group on Environmental Accounting is a city group created in 1993 to allow practitioners to share their experience of developing and implementing environmental accounts linked to the System of National Accounts. It convened its first meeting in March 1994 in London, England. The name derives from the city of its first meeting.
The European Ecosystem Services Conference, "Helping nature to help us," is organized by several EU-funded research projects (OPERAs and OpenNESS, in which ECNC is leading the “Impact and Dissemination” work package), ECOPLAN and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), and hosted by the University of Antwerp.
It will be the biggest European event in 2016 that links science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and natural capital.
Held every four years, the Congress brings together leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and indigenous and grass-roots organizations to discuss and decide on solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges.