World first species diversity accounts for Uganda

In many countries economic development threatens biodiversity. At the same time, biodiversity and the associated natural capital can provide significant opportunities for development such as through expanded wildlife based tourism and sustainable harvesting of natural products.

IDEEA Group has worked with Ugandan Government departments and the UNEP World Centre for Monitoring Conservation to create a clear and credible evidence base to understand the extent of human and economic impact on species biodiversity in Uganda. This is a world-first application of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EEA) framework to compile species accounts at the national level.

The report provides significant insights into the state and trends in ecosystems and biodiversity for Uganda that will be used to assess national progress towards the objectives of Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP II), its National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NBSAP II), and various international commitments (e.g. Aichi targets and SDGs). At a program and sector level, the report identifies cost-effective actions that can help to re-establish and sustain valuable natural capital assets in ways that support positive social development outcomes.

Access the report here

 

 

May 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to our IDEEA Newsletter May 17. In this month’s edition you will find links to: Ecosystem Accounting technical recommendations Ecosystem Accounting 101 Corporate ecosystem accounting Measuring the Poverty-Environment Nexus – Ecosystem accounting in practice