Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment
The report Species in the Balance: Partnering on Tools and Incentives to Recover Species at Risk diagnoses a number of problems facing species at risk recovery work in Canada, including inadequate financial resources, insufficient incentives for stewardship among private landowners and industry, and patchy efforts to protect species at risk (SAR) on provincial and territorial crown land and private land.
The report Towards a Collaborative Strategy for Municipal Natural Asset Management: Private Lands highlights how local governments can include private land and private landowners in a comprehensive municipal natural asset management framework.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report Taxing Energy Use 2018: Companion to the Taxing Energy Use Database assesses the magnitude and coverage of taxes on energy use in 2015, across different countries and selected country groups, six sectors and five main fuel groups.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The report Assessing Environmental Impacts: A Global Review of Legislation provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends.
Every year, the Green Economy Coalition publishes the Green Economy Barometer, an analysis of the state of the global movement towards a fair, sustainable future. The Barometer tracks the transition, both celebrating the successes, and calling attention to challenges yet to be overcome.
This policy brief is the first in a series on the circular economy and Canada. It provides an introduction to the circular economy concepts and landscape, geared towards for both government and business audiences.
The paper Aligning Energy Development and Climate Objectives in Nationally Determined Contributions looks at how four specific developing countries are aligning their energy policies with their NDCs, or missing key opportunities to do so, and they raise questions about how governments could do things differently.
The report Driving Deforestation: The Impact of Expanding Palm Oil Demand through Biofuel Policy looks at the current demand and potential 2030 demand for palm oil from biofuel policies in key countries and in the aviation industry. It presents low, medium and high scenarios for the role of 2030 biofuel production in increasing demand for palm oil.
The paper Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Network Tariff Design for a Smart Future provides recommendations for network tariff design that will support the realisation of the European Union’s clean energy vision in a timely fashion, at least cost, and with an equitable distribution of the costs and benefits among consumers.