Short Course: Introduction to Environmental Accounting

Date & time

9am 5 December 2016
5pm 9 December 2016


Fenner School
Linnaeus Way


 Siobhan Allen
 +61 (02) 612 56950

A five day course in Environmental Accounting will be held from 5-9 December 2016 at the Fenner School of Environment and Society in conjunction with the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

Environmental accounting is increasingly being used to support the development and analysis of government policy. This professional development short course is designed to provide mid- level government officials charged with developing, implementing or using environmental accounts with a broad understanding of the accounts.

The course has been designed to assist with the implementation of the World Bank’s Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) as well as the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA).

No specific prior knowledge is assumed but it is expected that participants have worked professionally within or with government in disciplines related to environmental accounting, including environmental science, ecological economics, natural resource management, national accounting or statistics. Participants should have, or expect to have, some responsibilities related to the development, implementation or use of environmental accounts. The course is conducted in English with no translation and is supplemented with pre-course reading. All assessment is in English.

The course, held over five (5) days draws on expertise from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, The Australian National University and other institutions. It covers the theoretical and practical fundamentals of environmental accounting and places this into an overall public policy framework. Examples are drawn from around the world, and information resources are discussed and explored in practical workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and are invited to use their own data for shaping into accounts.

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