Taking stock of an ecosystem’s natural resources and services
Natural capital accounting (NCA) is used to calculate an ecosystem’s overall assets and the flows of natural resources and services it provides to society. The EU-funded MAIA project will support testing and implementation of NCA in 9 EU Member States and Norway as the mainstream method of natural capital and ecosystem accounting. The project will apply the System of Environmental Economic Accounting - Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EA) methodology, which provides a uniform structure for the analysis and storage of information on ecosystems' stocks and flows of ecosystem services, in both physical and monetary terms. MAIA will estimate policy priorities for accounting, test and promote NCA in 10 countries, test innovative techniques for NCA in the EU, and support diverse communication activities.
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Funding SchemeCSA - Coordination and support action