This publication reports on the state of knowledge in the field of ecosystem accounting at the time of the meetings in Copenhagen in May 2011 to which the Institut de la statistique du Québec was invited. A rigorous assessment of the state of Québec’s ecosystems and attendant services is crucial for the pursuit of the sustainable development of Québec society. This report describes the structure of ecosystem accounts, addresses the monetary valuation of ecosystems in relation to the national accounts, and identifies some applications.
- Comptes des écosystèmes : cadre conceptuel et exemples d’application (1.8 MB) (in French only)
- Release date: January 11, 2011