How can we reduce poverty while protecting the environment?

It’s long been understood that extreme poverty and environmental degradation are interrelated problems. SEEA now provides a framework for international agencies, INGOs and governments in developing countries to better understand and address this poverty-environment nexus.

Spatially integrating social, economic and environmental data enables better coordinated and geographically targeted policies and initiatives to reduce poverty and restore ecosystem health.

IDEEA Groups’ Mark Eigenraam talks about this opportunity following his presentation on the  Poverty and Environment Accounting Framework (PEAF) at UNESCAP’s Sub-Regional Workshop on Environmental Statistics for ASEAN Countries .

Measuring sustainable tourism

IDEEA Group will be presenting at the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics in Manila during June. Under the broad conference theme of Measuring Sustainable Tourism,  our focus will be on SEEA aligned frameworks for integrating destination based measures of tourism’s impact across economic, social and environmental dimensions.

The Manila Conference aims to secure a Ministerial level resolution for UN members to adopt more sustainable, destination based development policies, as a key outcome for 2017 as The Year of Sustainable Tourism Development.

Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum

IDEEA is proud to support the inaugural Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum. Just as ecosystems come in many forms (e.g. natural and human managed; terrestrial, coastal and marine), so do the communities who depend on and manage them (e.g. government, business and industry, local and indigenous, academic, non-government, consulting).

Why so much interest in Environmental-Economic Accounting?

IDEEA Group Director Carl Obst recently published an article on environmental-economic accounting as part of The Conversation’s series on ‘The Way We Measure’. With over 3,000 reads and more than 800 shares – more than for any previously published – it “clearly struck a chord” according to The Conversation’s Deputy Editor, Business and Economy Josh Nicholas. Here’s the link if you want to find out why:

http://theconversation.com/australia-must-make-the-environment-integral-to-economic-decision-making-69037