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On-going methodological work:=20
The Group continues its efforts in advancing methodologies in environmen=
tal-economic accounting. In particular, it is contributing to the revision =
of the SEEA. Mark de Haan of Statistics Netherlands has been elected for a =
second terms as the Chair of the London Group during the 11th London Group =
meeting (New York 2006).
The London Group has addressed all the issue= s in the list of issues for the SEEA revision and has agreed on 18 out of 2= 3 issues. In particular it has formulated recommendations on issues of depl= etion of natural resources, linking energy statistics, energy balances and = energy accounts, harmonization of the SEEA with material flow accounting, c= lassification of physical flows, classification of land cover and land use.= It is still discussing issues related to the classification of assets.
The London Group's priority objectives are to continue contributing to t= he revision of the SEEA.=20
As part of the SEEA revision process, the London Group will:
=E2= =80=A2 Prepare, review and comment on outcome papers and draft chapters as = they become available
=E2=80=A2 Contribute to the development of Volu= me 3 on the applications of the SEEA
=E2=80=A2 Contribute to the deve= lopment of Volume 2 on Ecosystem accounting and valuation of ecosystem asse= ts and services being led by the EEA and the World Bank respectively .
In order to meet its objectives, the London Group has increased the freq=
uency of its meetings. The 14th Meeting took place in April 2009 (Canberra)=
and the 15th meeting in December 2009 (Wiesbaden). The next meeting of the=
Group is scheduled to take place in the second half of 2010.
More in= formation can be found at the London Group website: