System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) for Policy Makers

This course provides an overview of the policy applications of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and how it can be used for sustainable policy decisions. The course includes an overview and modules on biodiversity, climate change and macroeconomic/finance applications of SEEA.


SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
2030 Agenda and SDGs
Economic statistics
Economic accounts
Environment and multi-domain statistics
Sustainable development
2030 Agenda
sustainable development

This non-technical course outlines the policy applications of the System of Environmetnal-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and is aimed at policy makers, analysts and users of the accounts. This course addresses a lack of awareness by policy makers on the value added of the SEEA and how it can address policy needs and includes compelling case studies on the impact of the SEEA on policy.

The course includes four modules: an overview and specific modules on biodiversity, climate change and finance policy applications. The course is self-paced without instruction and can be taken at any point in time. Users may pick and choose which modules to take.

Target Audience

The target audience includes potential users of the accounts from line ministries. Statisticians and experts working on compiling the accounts may also find this course useful.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of the SEEA
  • Learn how the SEEA has been applied in countries
  • Learn how the SEEA can be used for biodiversity, climate change and finance policy applications