“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.
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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 – 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.
Liverpool has become one of the first councils to launch a green infrastructure strategy that takes a root-and-branch look at every green space in the city, from parks to private gardens.
Green infrastructure’s importance and scale of use are enormous, says United Kingdom research agency
Summary report shows communities and local authorities how well-planned and managed green infrastructure can deliver multiple benefits to themselves and businesses.
9th Canadian Urban Forest Conference highlight the importance of including the benefits of urban forests in the tool kits of decision makers who impact cities and towns.
Trees can play an essential role in improving the quality of life in towns and cities, says UK report
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.
Green infrastructure an urban essential, says Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Mangement
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.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, celebrate and nurture trees.
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.