Publishing and interpreting data from the monetary SEEA Ecosystem accounts

Among statisticians and more broadly, the use and interpretation of monetary values of environmental stocks and flows in the measurement and assessment of the environment has long been a point of discussion and contention. This report provides guidance on how monetary ecosystem values based on SEEA EA framework are best interpreted and disseminated for statistical purposes. This was done by taking the results of the Dutch ecosystem accounts as an example, analyzing data for the period 2013-2021.
The overall aim was to test and implement SEEA EA ecosystem accounting on a national scale, including the monetary ecosystem accounts. During the last years, the monetary physical supply and use tables (PSUTs) and asset account have been compiled for 2013-2020. This was done with a grant from Eurostat.