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Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
December 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
Across Canada, fact and opinion swirl about which policies are best for both the economy and the environment. Environmental regulations remain deeply contested and cause concern for some that the costs will simply be too high. At the same time, polling data show that Canadians overwhelmingly want both a protected environment and a vibrant economy. In this context, the Smart Prosperity Institute has re-releasing an updated version of a 2016 policy brief on overestimating the cost of compliance with environmental regulations, part of the Green Tape Measures Up series.
July 2018

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Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)

Healthy ecosystems provide vital services to society at multiple scales, ranging from local to global. Private landowners want to steward and enhance these ecosystem services, but they need the right information and support, as well the appropriate incentives.

July 2018
The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative has developed a methodology to help local governments identify, value and manage natural assets. This decision-maker summary provides a high-level overview of each pilot project and their key findings.
May 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
The Environmental Stewardship Initiatives in the Canadian Agricultural Sector under Growing Forward 1 and 2 working paper is a back-of-the-envelope evaluation of environmental stewardship subsidies in Alberta and recommendations for future evaluations.
May 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
The Creating and Optimizing Employment Opportunities for Women in the Clean Energy Sector in Canada report examines the role of women in energy production.
May 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
The working paper, Identifying Promising Policies and Practices for Promoting Gender Equity in Global Green Employment, is a synthesis of existing literature for promoting and optimizing women’s employment in manufacturing, construction and transportation.
April 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
Reducing and diverting waste can be an important step in GHG mitigation and Canada’s overall climate change approach. Economic Tools to Reduce Household Waste and Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions focuses on economic policy tools to encourage waste prevention and diversion at the final consumer stage.
March 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
This landmark report Clean Innovation lists six key recommendations to accelerate innovation for a stronger, cleaner economy that benefits all Canadians.
Guidance
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
This extensive guidance Canada’s Next Edge: Why Clean Innovation is Critical to Canada’s Economy and How We Get It Right explores how to turn these policy and finance commitments into action while continuing to flesh out other key parts of the clean innovation policy framework.
September 2017
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI), Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
The report Defining and Scoping Municipal Natural Assets proposes a new definition for Municipal Natural Assets and outlines the scope of the Municipal Natural Asset Management (MNAM) approach.

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