If Canadians (or citizens anywhere) want well-being to continue for their children and grandchildren, the country’s comprehensive wealth must be sustained.
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Did you know that the cost of climate change-related heat waves in Canada is estimated to have been $1.6 billion in 2015?
Did you know that average annual cost of managing contaminated sites under federal jurisdiction in Canada was $283 million between 2005/06 and 2014/15?
Did you know that the cost of persistent organic pollutants to Canada is estimated to be in the billions, but we still don't know for sure?
Did you know that smog cost Canada $36 billion in 2015?
On December 1, 2016, IISD publicly released a report on measuring Comprehensive Wealth, an innovative approach, never before undertaken in Canada, to measuring wealth that looks beyond merely GDP.
In a French-language blog post, Scott Vaughan and Robert Smith explain why we need to reconsider how we measure wealth in Canada.