• Posted on August 23rd, 2017

Costing The Environment Factsheet

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This report, published in 2013, looks at how we put a price on what we can’t always see.

Our economy is totally dependent upon goods and services from the ecosystems that surround us, such as water purification, soil creation, pollution dilution and waste treatment. One such ecosystem crucial for our carbon cycle is the capacity of our oceans, vegetation and soil to absorb carbon emissions. Despite being completely reliant on these ecosystems, our economy does not recognise, and therefore value these goods and services in financial terms, anything like sufficiently.

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