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25 to 27 September 2017 | By invitation only

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized a Regional Expert Workshop on Land Accounting for SDG Monitoring and Reporting. The workshop was held at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand, from 25 to 27 September 2017.

The overall aim of the workshop was to address member States’ stated requirements for technical guidance on how to begin or improve their land accounts. The 3-day workshop brought together NSOs and natural resource departments with regional and international experts. 

The workshop consists of four main components:

  1. Case studies by member States’ activities in land, forest and ecosystem accounting, including presentation of objectives, approaches, results and remaining challenges;
  2. Focused training on aspects identified by participants (including links to SDGs, NSDI, forest accounting, ecosystems and oceans); and
  3. Guided technical assistance and problem-solving labs with regional experts
  4. Related initiatives and support by international organizations

Member States which have initiated or have expressed their readiness to initiate land, forest or ecosystem accounts were invited. Countries representatives were from the NSO and a natural resources department, both of whom are responsible for producing land statistics.

Title Presenter/Speaker
Overview of Environment Statistics ESCAP Statistics Division
Land Accounting: System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Central Framework (SEEA-CF) ESCAP Statistics Division
SEEA Land Accounting: Countries’ Experiences
Forest Accounts ESCAP Statistics Division
Land Accounts Extensions: Forest Accounts: Countries’ Experiences
Countries Presentations on Land Statistics Accounts: Priorities, Status of Work and Challenges
Land Accounts Extensions: Ecosystems and Oceans ESCAP Statistics Division
Report from Asia-Pacific Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics ESCAP Statistics Division
Space Application in Support of Land Management for SDG Implementation ESCAP IDD
SEEA & REDD+ A mutually beneficial collaboration? Bruno Hugel, REDD+ global technical advisor, National REDD+ Strategies, UNDP
Crowdsourcing approach for large scale mapping of built-up land Kavinda Gunasekara, Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Installing and using QGIS ESCAP Statistics Division
Overview of challenges and roles of NSOs in Land Accounting ESCAP Statistics Division
Ecosystem Accounts in the Netherlands Prof. Dr Lars Hein; Wageningen University

for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]