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Monetary environmental accounts – Part I (webinars) - 2024

 Monetary environmental accounts – Part I (webinars) 
Course LeaderSjoerd SCHENAU
Target Group
  1. Junior statisticians of environmental statistics or environmental accounts departments involved in compiling data on Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS) Accounts, Environmental protection expenditure accounts (EPEA), environmental taxes or environmental subsidies and other transfers.
  2. Specialists in one of the areas listed above who need to improve their knowledge of the other areas listed above.
  3. Managers with responsibility on several or all the areas listed above.


Entry Qualifications
  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions
  • Responsibilities include environmental statistics and/or accounts
Objective(s)The course will provide participants with training on the compilation of SEEA-CF monetary environmental accounts as requested by Regulation 691/2011 on European environmental economic accounts (amended by Regulation 538/2014). It’s an overall introduction to the different accounts, including relevant definitions, classifications, and approaches to compilation will be covered.

Webinar 1: Session overview and common methodology (90 minutes)

  • Brief introduction to SEEA CF and monetary environmental accounts
  • Policy needs and applications of environmental accounts, headline indicators
  • Introduction to the reporting framework and priorities: Regulation 691/2011, Voluntary data reporting, the European Strategy for Environmental Accounts and eDAMIS and SDMX reporting
  • Overview of the existing monetary environmental accounts in the EU by module.
  • Quality assurance and reporting
  • Eurostat’s data validation


Webinar 2: Session overview and common methodology (90 minutes)

  • Key national accounts concepts and definitions and accounting rules relevant for monetary environmental accounts
  • Relevant standard statistical classifications
  • Generic definition of environmental activities and their classification(s)
  • Environmental products and environmental producers – definitions and typology


Webinar 3: Introduction to EPEA and EGSS and work towards an integrated framework for monetary environmental accounts (90 minutes)

  • EPEA and EGSS accounts : Purpose and scope, Basic definitions and aggregates, Reporting frameworks, Key common points and differences
  • Possible integrated data compilation and work towards an integrated framework
  • Key indicators, links to other environmental accounting modules
  • Country examples
Expected OutcomeBetter understanding of monetary environmental accounts and their concepts and classifications.
Training Methods
  • Webinar: presentations, Q&A, interactive quizzes
Required Reading


  • Regulation 691/2011 on European environmental economic accounts and Regulation 538/2014


  • SEEA-CF Chapter IV

  • Relevant Eurostat questionnaires

Suggested Reading
  • For the integrated framework, reference documents are:


  • Draft UNSD technical notes on EGSS and EPEA:

  • Relevant Eurostat compilation manuals



Environmental subsidies and transfers:

Environmental taxes:

Required Preparationnone


Sjoerd SCHENAU (Statistics Netherlands)

Niels SCHOENAKER (Statistics Netherlands)

Jocelyn van BERKEL (Statistics Netherlands)



Practical Information    
WhenDurationWhereOrganiserApplication  via National Contact Point
04, 11, 18.04.20243 webinarsWebinarICON-INSTITUT Public Sector GmbHDeadline: 19.02.2024