Blog Post

Quick Take from the Lock-Up at Budget 2019

Quick Take from the Lock-Up at Budget 2019

While Budget 2019 will likely be remembered as a “Skills Budget” or “Pharmacare Budget”, there are a number of new initiatives promoting clean economic growth.

Report

Bonds & Climate Change: Green Finance State of the Market – 2018

Bonds & Climate Change: Green Finance State of the Market – 2018

The 2018 State of the Market report marks the seventh annual stocktake of green bonds and green finance in Canada, produced in partnership with the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Report

A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada: The Benefits of Plastics Without the Waste and How We Get it Right

A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada: The Benefits of Plastics Without the Waste and How We Get it Right

A plastics circular economy in Canada would recirculate materials in an environmentally- and financially-sustainable closed loop. It reduces waste and emissions while capturing value.

Blog Post

Guest Blog: Leading International Electric Vehicle Policies: Success Stories of Norway and China

Guest Blog: Leading International Electric Vehicle Policies: Success Stories of Norway and China

The global electric vehicle (EV) market continues to power up, with potential global sales of 11 million in 2025. The two case studies described in this blog illustrate examples of policy stickiness and policy ambition.

Research Paper

Policy Design for the Anthropocene

Policy Design for the Anthropocene

This paper examines the complexities of designing policies that can keep Earth within the biophysical limits favourable to human life.

Policy Brief

Do Environmental Regulations Cost as Much as We Think They Do?

Do Environmental Regulations Cost as Much as We Think They Do?

We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more.



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