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Latest News: Draft Natural Capital Accounts Report

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.

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