The Smart Prosperity Research Network identifies and addresses gaps in environmental policy through support for academic research informed by Indigenous communities and individuals that improves environmental governance and environment-economy decision-making in Canada.

The research highlighted on this page stems from academic research projects selected by an independent Research Network Steering Committee and funded by the Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) and the Greening Growth Partnership.

Click on the titles below to access working papers, blogs, and analyses from Smart Prosperity Research Network-funded projects completed since 2018. Scroll down to find recent research on other topics.


Upcoming research: Empowering Resource-Based Communities to Adapt to Climate Change

A planning tool that weaves social impacts into climate resilience planning, accounts for the different experiences of a diverse range of community residents, and encourages local people from all walks of life to participate and plan together.


A new tool for scaling investment in nature-based solutions - the “made in Canada” conservation impact bond

Investing in nature-based solutions is emerging as a key opportunity for real progress on tackling the interconnected biodiversity and climate crises. A study on the Deshkan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond.


Centering Indigenous Approaches in the Conservation Economy

The Indigenous conservation economy is gaining traction for both environmental stewardship and local economic development.


Multi-Level Governance and Climate Change Adaptation Planning

The Intricacies of Indigenous–State Governance Relations in Canada


Post-COVID-19 Indigenous Economic Recovery - Reconciliation in the Energy Transition

Greater Indigenous ownership and control of renewable energy projects is one way to address the economic and climate crises in the post-COVID green economic recovery while contributing to reconciliation and self-determination.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: The environmental legacy of residential schools

A day to reflect on the need to advance inclusive and reconciliatory environmental policies.



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