From 20 to 22 December 2021, the Environmental Partnership Project together with UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) organised the Ecosystem Accounting Workshop.
The theme of the workshop was “Urban Ecosystem Accounting: Concepts and Implementation”. Dr. Steven King (UN Environment Programme WCMC), Ms. Zhao Dan (Senior Engineer, Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning & Design), Dr. Han Baolong (Associate Professor, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Ms. Sun Fangfang (Senior Engineer, Shenzhen Academy of Environmental Sciences) provided technical inputs to the three sessions, which covers basic knowledge, introduction to urban ecosystem accounting with focus on UN’s System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EA) and China’s Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP), as well as implementation planning for urban ecosystem accounting. Altogether, 230 registered participants from government departments, enterprises, financial institutions, academia, and NGOs participated at the three-day workshop. In late February next year, the second edition of the Ecosystem Accounting Workshop has been planned, focusing on the application of GEP (or other ecosystem accounting outputs) in urban planning.