Blog Post

 What is Needed to Build a Successful Green New Deal in Canada

What is Needed to Build a Successful Green New Deal in Canada

A successful GND movement across Canada will need to attract good ideas from across the political spectrum, acknowledge ambitious political action from wherever it emerges, push for further momentum on top of these wins and hold politicians accountable for inaction.

Report

Construction and Carbon: The Impact of Climate Policy on Building in Canada in 2025

Construction and Carbon: The Impact of Climate Policy on Building in Canada in 2025

Over the next few years, the construction sector is one of the “winners” of carbon pricing, as escalating carbon prices unleash a wave of business and household investment.

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The Time is Right for New Thinking on Nature Conservation

The Time is Right for New Thinking on Nature Conservation

We have before us an opportune moment to reflect on new approaches to conservation in Canada.

Blog Post

Tax Incentives for Clean Growth: Balancing sticks with carrots

Tax Incentives for Clean Growth: Balancing sticks with carrots

Canada has enormous potential to be a global leader in the clean economy. Targeted tax incentives can be the carrots that help address existing barriers and jump-start Canada’s clean innovation ecosystem to drive clean growth.

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.

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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