NCAVES India Forum 2021 organised

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NCAVES India Forum 2021 organised

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment; Ecology; Economy

In news 

  • Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services (NCAVES) India Forum-2021 is being organised. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

Key takeaways 

  • The NCAVES Project is funded by the EU. 
  • Jointly implemented by: United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD).
  • In India, it is being implemented by: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).
  • India is one of the five countries taking part in this project. 
  • The other countries being Brazil, China, South Africa and Mexico.
  • The participation in the project has helped MoSPI commence the compilation of the Environment Accounts as per the UN-SEEA framework and release environmental accounts in its publication “EnviStats India” on an annual basis since 2018.
  • Under the NCAVES Project, the India-EVL Tool has been developed. 
  • This is a look-up tool giving a snapshot of the values of various ecosystem services in the different States of the country, based on about 80 studies conducted across the country.

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