Leading stakeholder engagement around the practical implementation of EEA.
For over twenty years Mark has lead the research, development and application of environmental markets and ecosystem accounting. This work has engaged a wide variety of industries, academic institutions and government agencies at regional, state and national levels., and has equipped Mark with a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding sustainable resource management.
For example, Mark lead development of EcoTender, an auction based approach to procurement of environmental goods and services including carbon, water quality/quantity, terrestrial biodiversity, aquatic function and landscape function. EcoTender was built around EnSym, a spatial and temporal modelling platform used to estimate and evaluate impacts on stocks and flows of ecosystem services caused by changes in land management policies and practices.
Mark applied this market-based experience to inform Australia’s approach to environmental-economic accounting. He produced Australia’s first set of experimental ecosystem accounts and continues to develop new systems and processes to publish Australian environmental accounts in line with SEEA.
Prior to establishing IDEEA Mark managed a project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment for the UN Statistical Division, UN Environment Programme and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. His role was to provide training and support development of national plans for advancement of environmental-economic accounting in Vietnam, Indonesia, Chile, Mauritius, South Africa, Bhutan and Mexico.