Natural Capital Policy Review: A Review of Policy Options to Protect, Enhance and Restore Natural Capital in B.C.’s Urban Areas
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: Michelle Molnar
Cities eco-assets, water systems, land use, conservation, policy and regulation, British Columbia, economics, natural capital, forests
This report is the third in a series of David Suzuki Foundation publications examining the economic value of natural capital — forests, fields, wetlands and waterways — in and around Canada’s urban areas and assessing the essential benefits that these ecosystems provide. The purpose of the report is to evaluate tools and policy options that B.C. local government agencies can use to protect and restore natural capital and ecosystem services. It reviews challenges and opportunities facing local governments and provides three promising policy options.