Natural Capital refers to the stock of natural resources and environmental assets, and how they contribute to building healthy communities. The Natural Capital perspective is a way of placing a monetary value on the benefits, known as ecological goods and services, that nature naturally provides to humans. Examples include: regulating climate, water purification, erosion control, flood protection, and providing health benefits.
Natural Capital is a way of communicating how much nature is worth, in the hopes to make better policy and development decisions in the future.
We don’t take the time to breathe in the life around us and do something to protect it often enough, so I want to sincerely thank you for signing our new petition.
Although I know launching a new campaign was the right thing to do, our accountant keeps telling me not to do things like this “because it’s not funded”. He’s right; it’s NOT funded and we have absolutely no resources to fund another -- even small -- campaign.
Submission to the CNSC, May 2013
Sierra Club Canada and the Ontario Chapter have submitted a detailed report on the Pickering Nuclear Station request for permit extension to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Our research has identified several reasons why closure of the plant should begin immediately.
Some key points from the report:
Natural capital refers to stock of natural resources and environmental assets and how they contribute to building healthy communities. The Natural Capital perspective tries to quantify the wide range of benefits that are provided by these natural resources and environmental assets for free.