08 Oct 2013 - 10 Oct 2013 Bangkok, Thailand
This was regional workshop co-convened by the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), UNEP and UN-ESCAP, in collaboration with the World Bank, UN Statistics Division, UNDP and regional partners, Asian Development Bank's Core Environment Program, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), INSEE and EEPSEA. The workshop brought together senior policy practitioners and government statisticians from several countries in Asia, along with experts on the environment and national accounts, to discuss approaches to augment existing macroeconomic aggregates such as gross domestic product in order to better account for the environment. The objective of the workshop was to share knowledge about existing accounting practices, identify policy uses and challenges to integrating environment into national accounting frameworks and examine strategies for valuing the environment. The workshop allowed participants to discuss and agree on ways forward for implementing ecosystem valuation and accounting in the Asia region.
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