Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2018 – Measuring What Matters in the Long Term

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This report by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) raises the alarm on the evolution of Canada’s comprehensive wealth, comprising of all of Canada’s productive assets, over the 35-year period from 1980-2015. The report includes a section on natural capital, including natural capital indicators on 1) market natural capital—trends in the overall value-weighted quantities of natural assets that yield goods and services sold in the market economy; 2) ecosystems—trends in key ecosystem assets, such as forests and wetlands; and 3) climate—trends in key variables reflecting the stability of the climate.
International Institute for Sustainable Development
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