"As biological creatures, we depend on natural capital and its ecosystem services to sustain the health and well-being of our families and communities. But these benefits are often taken for granted by decision-makers on land-use issues," says Dr. Faisal Moola, Science Director of the Suzuki Foundation.
Natural Capital in BC Lower Mainland (150p)
Report examines the extent of natural capital — forests, fields, wetlands and waterways — in BC's Lower Mainland region and estimates non-market economic values for some of the benefits these ecosystems provide.
Gail Wells (120p) - science writer
New research by the Pacific Northwest Research Station demonstrates that street trees increase home prices, that shade trees reduce household energy use, and that these effects can be measured and expressed in dollars.
Summary report shows communities and local authorities how well-planned and managed green infrastructure can deliver multiple benefits to themselves and businesses.
Clive Anderson (120p) - President, Woodland Trust UK
Towns and cities tend to put into sharp relief some of the key problems we are facing as a society. So they are a good place to start when try to illustrate just where green spaces can deliver significant improvements for relatively little cost.
Briefiing Report on Multifunctional Urban Green Infrastructure - by CIWEM
This briefing report is aimed at policy-makers and practitioners and discusses the drivers and barriers to increasing green infrastructure provision in towns and cities.
Patrick Walshe (120p) - Green Shores program
The rating system is modelled after the highly successful LEED Green Building rating system and encourages conservation and restoration of coastal landscapes. The rating system will increase the knowledge, demand, and market for green coastal design.