While it may seem perverse to say so, in cold mechanistic terms the Earth’s value to humans lies in it providing us with the means to carry on doing stuff – not in either its inherent value (what we would pay to keep it) or in its value when broken up and traded (what we would get if we sold it).
Using a comparable metric like money as a way to put things on a level playing field makes sense, but only up to a point.
TD Economics expands its Toronto research to identify the economic value of the environmental and social benefits of the urban canopy of three new Canadian Cities: Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver.
Leader of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force warns of disaster if companies continue to abuse the natural world Ian Cheshire, leader of the government's Ecosystem Markets Task Force. Business needs to be...