Federal & Provincial

Latest News: Draft Natural Capital Accounts Report for Commenting: Open until November 17th.

This first report from the Natural Capital Lab introduces the concept of natural capital accounting (NCA) as a promising framework for the Government of Ontario to improve decision-making by developing more coherent, complete and comparable environmental data. NCA provides a systematic approach to the measurement of the stocks and flows of natural capital in physical and monetary terms that is fully consistent with existing economic data. It allows the cost and benefits of using and protecting our natural capital to be assessed and integrated into decision-making.

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The Natural Capital Lab recommends that the Government of Ontario further investigate natural capital accounts for potential adoption. To assess the feasibility, interest, and need for these accounts, the NCL will be meeting with relevant public and private sector stakeholders.

Learn more about our November Ottawa consultation session here.

If you are interested in providing feedback, please see our online survey here.

Innovators

Robert Smith, Principal, Mid Summer Analytics.

Scott McFatRidge, Reserach Associate, Sustainable Prosperity.

David McInnes, Former President, and CEO, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).

Andreas Link, Team Lead, Socio-Economics Unit, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Will Wistowsky , Senior Economist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Jon O’Riordan, Author and Researcher, Adaptation to Climate Change Team, Simon Fraser University.

Eric Miller, Director, Ontario Network of Ecosystem Services.

Robert Siddall, Chief Financial Officer, Metrolinx.

Kevin Rich, Head of Industry and Government Relations – Ontario, Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Vince Deschamps, Registered Planner and Ecologist, Deschamps Consulting.

Susan Todd, Principal, Solstice Sustainability Works Inc.

Michelle Sawka, Project Manager, Green Infrastructure Ontario.

Sara Wilson, Principal Consultant, Natural Capital Research and Consulting.

Monica Sood , Principal, Strategy, Risk and Performance Management, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada.

Nelson Chan, Chief Financial Officer, Capital Regional District and Capital Regional Hospital District.

Michelle Molnar, Economist, David Suzuki Foundation.