The National Capital Commission (NCC) protects and conserves more than 55,000 hectares of federal land in the National Capital Region. Much of the land we care is green space. A study estimates the total economic value of our green spaces at $5 billion over 20 years. The NCC’s green spaces provide direct monetary benefits, such as from wood and agricultural products, as well as benefits not measured according to traditional market metrics
Statistics Canada is releasing land cover and land use data for selected geographical areas for 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011. These data track changes in the extent of built-up area by census metropolitan area (CMA) and CMA–ecosystem. Data are available in CANSIM.
The Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures provides a measure of the cost to Canadian industry to comply with present or anticipated environmental regulations, conventions and voluntary agreements.
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.