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January 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
In advance of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance releasing their recommendations on the best finance and investment structures for climate action, Leveraging Sustainable Finance Leadership in Canada sets out a three-year policy roadmap to funnel private investment into a sustainable Canadian economy.
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.
December 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
How can governments build political support for carbon pricing? This brief offers a few insights on strategies for building greater political support for carbon pricing, based on previous experiences with successful programs in the U.S. and abroad. The take home message? Long running carbon pricing programs tend to generate tangible public benefits beyond emissions reductions that are distributed among citizens in a way that is broadly perceived as fair.
December 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This report aims to support governments of developed and developing countries in their endeavour to make energy transitions just. It brings together political and communications strategies for a just transition, building on research and case studies of energy transitions that have happened or that are happening in Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, India, Poland and Ukraine.
November 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), Agora Verkehrswende
This study provides a clear picture of the state of G20 transport emissions, analyses already existing approaches for decarbonising the transport sector and stresses the urgency of putting ambitious climate action on the political agenda. It includes factsheets on each G20 member that shed light on the specific situation and challenges in each country, including existing goals and efforts. The report concludes by comparing stated ambition with implemented policies and actions while also considering required global reductions in the transport sector to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.
October 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The report Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2018: Measuring what matters in the long term tries to measure the comprehensive wealth in Canada. Comprehensive wealth in this report means the country's produced, natural, human, financial and social capital. The findings of the report suggest that the concerns for Canada's future in terms of comprehensive wealth is well-founded as the analysis demonstrates that the foundation of the GDP growth is fragile.
September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

Resource efficiency is a key approach to decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. It stimulates innovation, the creation of new industries, and boosts economic competitiveness.

September 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Canada is still the largest provider of subsidies to oil and gas production in the G7 per unit of GDP. This briefing spotlights the remaining subsidies to oil and gas production in Canada, focusing on two specific types of subsidies: direct transfers and fiscal exemptions made available to fossil fuel extraction and production.
July 2018
Vancouver Economic Commission
The State of Vancouver's Green Economy 2018 details the city of Vancouver’s transformation from a resource based economy to now one of the fastest growing, diverse and greenest economies in the world.
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.

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