Environmental Accounts

Compendium of Philippine Environment Statistics Component 1: Environmental Conditions and Quality

The first component in the compendium covers statistics on the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics of the environment and their changes over time. This component has three subcomponents: physical conditions; land cover, ecosystems and biodiversity; and environmental quality. These statistics are useful in compiling ecosystem accounts as described in the System of Environmental Economic-Accounting (SEEA) 2012.

PSA-UNSD launched the Environmental-Economic Accounting for Evidence-Based Policy in the Philippines

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), conducted the high-level project launch of the “Environmental-Economic Accounting for Evidence-Based Policy in the Philippines” last 28 May 2021 via videoconferencing, attended virtually by 124 participants from various national and international partners and agencies.

Environmental Accounts

Environment and natural resource accounts provide information on how much stocks of resources are present at a particular period, what economic activities they are being used for, and at what rate they are being extracted. As a satellite account to the National Accounts of the Philippines, environment and natural resource accounts focus on the contribution of the environment to the economy and help examine the decoupling of economic growth and environmental degradation and depletion.

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