June 26, 2024

The Wealth of Wetlands: Measuring the Economic Value of Two Critical Ecosystem Services in Canada

Canada’s vast tracts of nature are a valuable asset that has not been properly accounted for. The Institute for Sustainable Finance researchers examined the natural services provided by wetlands in Canada and calculated that they contribute roughly $225-billion in value each year by filtering water and sequestering carbon, equal to around 10% of GDP. However, there is much more work to do to fully assess our economic dependence on nature and invest in its preservation.