This report provides an estimate of the final ecological services provided by the Greenbelt’s natural capital.
Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada presents information on the quantity, quality and value of Canada’s ecosystems and ecosystem goods and services (EGS). The report presents preliminary results achieved through a two-year interdepartmental project to develop experimental ecosystem accounts and the required statistical infrastructure. It provides an overview of ecosystem accounting and valuation, several measures of the quantity and quality of ecosystems and their goods and services, a case study for valuing EGS, and a research agenda for future work in this area.
The Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI) is a searchable archive of empirical studies on the economic value of environmental benefits and human health effects. It was designed as a tool to assist policy development using the benefits transfer approach to estimate these economic values. The information in the EVRI currently focuses on water valuation studies but the scope will be broadened to include studies for different types of natural capital.
The EVRI is only accessible to subscribers but non-subscribers can click on the link below to register or find out more about the EVRI and its functionality.