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May 2019
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
This paper, Construction and Carbon: The Impact of Climate Policy on Building in Canada in 2025 , studies the economic impact of climate policies on future carbon prices in the area of construction in Canada, by applying an economic and energy model of the Canadian economy known as gTech.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report provides a comprehensive view of practices and developments in the governance, implementation and performance of budgeting across OECD countries. It looks at recent practices such as the application of medium-term frameworks and the use of data and analytics to highlight the impacts of policies on concerns such as gender equality and the environment.
March 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report outlines policy tools that national governments can use to encourage an efficient, effective and equitable response to ongoing coastal change. It is informed by new analysis on the future costs of sea-level rise, and the main findings from four case studies (Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).
February 2019
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
A plastics circular economy in Canada would recirculate materials in an environmentally- and financially-sustainable closed loop. It reduces waste and emissions while capturing value.
February 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This report presents the key insights and recommendations from the Advancing Natural Infrastructure in Canada forum, convened by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and partners in November 2018. This forum brought together experts in related fields from across the country to discuss how Canada can use Natural Infrastructure (NI) to build more resilient cities, towns and landscapes in the face of increasing climate uncertainty.
February 2019
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
The 2018 State of the Market report marks the seventh annual stocktake of green bonds and green finance in Canada, produced in partnership with the Climate Bonds Initiative.
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.

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