Climate change is the major environmental challenge of the 21st century. For Canada it poses a distinct challenge, both in terms of adaptation (particularly for Northern and coastal communities, as well as for economic sectors like forestry and agriculture), and in terms of greenhouse-gas reduction and the transition from a carbon-intensive economy to a low-carbon one. Yet there is also an economic opportunity in this transition. In launching the new “Canada’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy” initiative, Smart Prosperity Institute is growing its focus on the policy and market tools for supporting this transition.
Annual assessment of the Canadian market for green bonds - a key tool for financing the transition to a stronger, cleaner economy.
This project looks at different ways in which the shift to a green economy may impact employment opportunities and the nature of work in Ontario.
“Tooling Up for Climate Change” is a project led by Smart Prosperity Institute to share knowledge and policy findings to decision-makers across Canada on economic instruments for climate adaptation. The project is supported by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) through Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform.