It's long been understood that extreme poverty and environmental degradation are interrelated problems. SEEA now provides a framework for international agencies, INGOs and governments in developing countries to better understand and address this poverty-environment nexus. Spatially integrating social, economic and environmental [...]
IDEEA Group will be presenting at the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics in Manila during June 2017. Under the broad conference theme of Measuring Sustainable Tourism, our focus will be on SEEA aligned frameworks for integrating destination based measures [...]
The Need Across the developing world, reducing levels of poverty and protecting natural environments are closely connected challenges, reflected in the concept of the Poverty-Environment Nexus (PEN). However, institutional efforts to address these challenges remain largely unconnected. For example, poverty [...]
The Need World-wide, tourism is worth $US 7.2 trillion, which represents almost 10% of global GDP. While tourism depends heavily on the continuing flow of ecosystem services, including places for recreation such as beaches, reefs and forests, it can also place [...]
IDEEA is proud to support the inaugural Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum. Just as ecosystems come in many forms (e.g. natural and human managed; terrestrial, coastal and marine), so do the communities who depend on and manage them (e.g. government, business and industry, local and indigenous, academic, non-government, consulting).
IDEEA Group Director Carl Obst recently published an article on environmental-economic accounting as part of The Conversation’s series on ‘The Way We Measure’. With over 3,000 reads and more than 800 shares – more than for any previously published – it [...]