National & State Level
Goal 6, 12, 13, 14 and 15
United Nations Environment
Secretariat to CBD
United Nations Statistics Division
The National Statistical Office (NSO), Govt of India has the mandate for ‘development of methodology, concepts and preparation of National Resource Accounts for India’. In line with the mandate, NSO, India is participating in the European Union (EU)-funded “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES)” project launched in 2017 by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in five piloted countries- the other countries being Brazil, China, South Africa and Mexico.
This project is jointly implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) in close collaboration with national stakeholders, and is likely to propel India in the path of compilation of ecosystem accounts.
The main objective of the UNSD-led project is to mainstream natural capital accounting and the valuation of ecosystem services in data-driven decision and policy-making at the national, regional and local levels.
NCAVES India Project Report
The SEEA Ecosystem Accounts for India POLICY BRIEF
EnviStats - India 2018 (Supplement on Environmental Accounts)
EnviStats - India 2019 (Vol.II-Environment Accounts)
EnviStats - India 2020 (Vol.II-Environment Accounts)
EnviStats India 2021 (Vol. II-Environment Accounts)
Explainer Series on Environment Accounts
The India Environmental Valuation Look-up Tool (EVL Tool)
The ministry conducted the NCAVES India Forum (in a virtual format), as a series of three sessions in January 2021 held on January 14, 21 and 28, 2021 to highlight the uses of Natural Capital Accounting.