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Gund Tea: Daniel Clark, Ecosystem Accounting in National Accounts: From the local to the global

Daniel Clarke, UN Statistician, discusses the UN framework on ecosystem service accounting. The UN recently developed and adopted a new framework for integrating information on ecosystem services into international economic accounting. The framework is already being being tested and implemented in countries and regions, worldwide. The framework builds on the preceding literature, but also introduces some significant departures from the macro-scale ecosystem assessments and benefits evaluations of the past. Also, some crucial measurement issues remain under debate.  Daniel will introduce the discussion by summarizing the framework and its rationale.

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