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February 2018
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.
February 2018
Making Nature Count
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.
January 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
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.
November 2017
Climate Bonds Initiative, Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)

Bonds and Climate Change 2017: The State of the Market Canada marks the sixth annual stocktake of green bonds and green finance in Canada, produced in partnership with the Climate Bonds Initiative.

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.
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.
July 2017
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI), Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), Town of Gibsons, BC, David Suzuki Foundation, 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 (University 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 (University of Toronto Press)

Municipalities can play an important role in promoting sustainable development by pricing services correctly.

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