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Project Overview

  • Project Start Date October 2017
  • Estimated End Date December 2020
  • Status: Ongoing

Geographic Coverage

Geographic Coverage

National & State Level

Focus Area

Focus Area

Ecosystem Accounts

SDG

SDG

Goal 6, 12, 13, 14 and 15

Funding Agency

Funding Agency

European Union


Implementing Partners

United Nations Environment

United Nations Environment

Secretariat to CBD

Secretariat to CBD

United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Statistics Division

MOEFCC

MOEFCC

Funding Agency

EU

EU

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  • Project

    The National Statistical Office (NSO), Govt of India has the mandate for ‘development of methodology, concepts and preparation of National Resource Accounts for India’. In line with the mandate, NSO, India is participating in the European Union (EU)-funded “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES)” project launched in 2017 by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in five piloted countries- the other countries being Brazil, China, South Africa and Mexico.

  • Project

    This project is jointly implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) in close collaboration with national stakeholders, and is likely to propel India in the path of compilation of ecosystem accounts.

  • Project

    The main objective of the UNSD-led project is to mainstream natural capital accounting and the valuation of ecosystem services in data-driven decision and policy-making at the national, regional and local levels.

Developed district-wise estimates of cropland ecosystem services for three years

2005-06, 2011-12 and 2014-15

State-wise estimates of nature-based tourism for two years

2008-09 and 2014-15

Developed the methods and framework of water quality accounts for surface and ground water and soil nutrient indices