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October 2017
Mowat Centre, Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), University of Toronto

As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. The report "Decent Work in the Green Economy" explores this challenge.

July 2017
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI), Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), Town of Gibsons, BC, David Suzuki Foundation, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), GGKP Annual Conference

This paper documents an emerging strategy to manage natural assets such as woodlands, wetlands, and creeks in urban areas as part of a sustainable infrastructure strategy.

April 2017
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)

The global demand for clean innovation – new technologies, products and practices that improve environmental performance – is rapidly growing.

November 2016
Canadian Public Policy (Univeristy of Toronto Press)

The green economy in North America is at a critical crossroads. Will it foster a new wave of economy-wide innovation, employment, and green growth, or will green sectors remain a niche within an overall “brown” economy?

November 2016
Canadian Public Policy (Univeristy of Toronto Press)

This paper makes four basic points about movement toward a low carbon economy in Canada: first, that it is important for political leaders, policy analysts, and researchers to approach the issue in terms of a transition to a carbon-emission–free society; second, that in Canada the development of

November 2016
Canadian Public Policy (Univerisity of Toronto Press)

Moving to a low-carbon future will create challenges for Canada's fossil-fuel industries, but opportunities in the form of a new market for low-carbon goods and services. The challenges for the resource sector will vary across commodities.

November 2016
Canadian Public Policy (Univeristy of Toronto Press)

Economists have long embraced the idea that services provided by nature have inherent economic value. Ecologists, other scientists, and many in the environmental advocacy community have more recently come to focus on the connection between natural systems and economic value.

November 2016
Canadian Public Policy (Univeristy of Toronto Press)

Canada faces environmental problems that threaten stock of natural capital— endowment of natural resources such as water, forests, land, and atmosphere—and the flow of goods and services that natural capital generates, known as ecosystem services.

November 2016
Canadian Public Policy (Univeristy of Toronto Press)

The paper begins with some basic innovation definitions and quickly reviews evidence of the relatively weak innovation performance of Canadian business.

November 2016
Canadian Public Policy (Univeristy of Toronto Press)

History is replete with evidence that innovation can improve our lives in some circumstances and devastate them in others.

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