Now we have the science to value the economic and social benefits of natural infrastructure like wetlands and reefs.
A Canada-wide pilot program aims to show municipalities the value of maintaining the country’s original infrastructure – nature.
Living shorelines or natural infrastructure can help lessen storm surge and flooding while also providing habitat, water filtration and beautiful places to enjoy.
Despite their diminutive appearance, scientists discovered that mangroves provide value by storing huge amounts of carbon.
Collaboration between Dow and The Nature Conservancy demonstrates that valuing nature can be profitable for business.