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8.04 Protecting land from development (as open space) mitigates against potential environmental disaster and contributes to quality of life

  1. Found: 1-12 of 29 entries
  2. [Feb 02 2016] Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health
    2015 - Canada

    This is an extensive report focused on the complex and multi-faceted connections between biodiversity and human health, and how the loss of biodiversity and corresponding ecosystem services may...

  3. [May 19 2015] Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  4. [Jan 30 2015] The New Business Imperative: Valuing Natural Capital
    2012 - USA

    Prioritizing ecosystems within business strategy  will in turn cut costs, reduce risks, enhance brand and reputation, and grow revenues.

  5. [Nov 25 2014] The Benefits of Natural World Heritage
    2014 - Switzerland

    This study identifies the full range of direct and indirect benefits that local, national and global communities can receive from natural and mixed World Heritage sites. Examples of benefits, in...

  6. [Jan 02 2014] Local Parks Help Cool Down Urban Climate, German Researchers Find
    2013 - Germany

    Temperatures are half a degree lower in a park than in the adjacent heavily built-up neighbourhood.

  7. [Dec 18 2012] Open space protection and flood mitigation: A national study
    2013 - USA

    Protecting areas within the floodplain significantly reduces property damage caused by flooding events. Communities protecting open space under the Community Rating System saved, on average...

  8. [Dec 04 2012] Nearshore Natural Capital Valuation: Valuing the Aquatic Benefits of British Columbia’s Lower Mainla
    2012 - Canada

    The David Suzuki Foundation estimates the ecosystem services provided by BC's lower mainland at $30 billion to $60 billion in benefits annually .

  9. [Nov 17 2011] The Real Wealth of the Mackenzie Region: Assessing the Natural Capital Values of a Northern Boreal E
    2010 - Canada

    The non-market value of the watershed, assessed as the potential value of 17 ecosystem services produced by the region, is estimated at $570.6 billion per year, an average of $3,426 per hectare -...

  10. [Nov 17 2011] Counting Canada’s Natural Capital: assessing the real value of canada’s boreal ecosystems
    2009 - Canada

    The total non-market value of boreal ecosystem services is 13.8 times greater than the net market value of boreal natural capital extraction - significantly greater than the market values derived...

  11. [Sep 19 2011] Greenspace and quality of life: a critical literature review
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspaces provide significant health, social, community and environmental benefits and the literature which reports these benefits is growing.

  12. [Jul 27 2011] Trees Matter! Bringing Lasting Benefits to People in Towns
    2006 - England

    Trees and woods provide a whole range of multifunctional contributions to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

  13. [Jul 20 2011] Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas
    2011 - Scotland

    The impact of urban heat islands could be decreased by 2.5°C by increasing the amount of green space in town and cities.

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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