Ontario's Wealth Canada's Future Appreciating The Value of Greenbelt Eco-Services Study

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This study should be considered a preliminary and coarse-scale natural capital account for the Greenbelt. It is a first step towards a more comprehensive accounting of natural capital assets in the Greenbelt that provides a framework for similar studies across Canada. More Canadian research is needed to determine a full range of ecosystem service values relevant to Canadian eco-zones and land cover types.

This report quantifies the value of the ecosystem services provided by the Greenbelt’s natural capital, revealing the annual value of the region’s measurable non-market ecosystem services at an estimated $2.6 billion annually; almost $8 billion since the establishment of the Greenbelt.

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