News Releases


 March 3, 2014 Annual Survey of Environmental Markets by Ottawa Think Tank

A new report puts the value of Canadian environmental markets at between $406 and 625 million.

 February 14, 2014 Environment, fisheries ministers failed to enforce Species at Risk Act, court rules

A Federal Court judge has ruled that the environment minister and the fisheries minister both broke the law by failing to enforce the Species at Risk Act

 December 8, 2013 Price of Water Key to Conservation, Maintaining Infrastructure

New research released by think-tank Sustainable Prosperity finds decreased water use in Toronto as prices rise

 October 31, 2013 Ontario Issuance of Green Bonds Welcome Addition To Market, Says Ottawa Think Tank

Sustainable Prosperity welcomes Ontario’s announcement – made as part of yesterday’s Fall Economic Statement – that it will be issuing green bonds to fund environmentally-friendly infrastructure in the province

 October 27, 2013 Challenge the Myth that Suburban Sprawl is Cheaper, Says Ottawa Think Tank

Challenge the Myth that Suburban Sprawl is Cheaper, Says Ottawa Think Tank
New report exposes hidden costs; highlights innovative approaches to address sprawl

September 24, 2013 CANADA’S GREEN BOND MARKET EDGES TOWARDS MATURITY, SAYS OTTAWA THINK TANK

Canada’s green bonds market made a significant breakthrough in 2012 thanks to three renewable energy project bonds valued at a total of $855 million, according to a new report.

 November 19, 2012 Pricing the priceless

New report from Sustainable Prosperity is the first to put a price on Canada’s burgeoning environmental markets.

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 July 4, 2012 National Environment-Economy Research Network Launched

Government Invests in Canadian Academics to Study the Next Generation of Canadian Environmental Policy

 June 21, 2012 White Paper calls for a new dialogue on what the “green economy” means for Canada

Canada stands to win from a global movement to a green economy, but to do so it must prioritize a massive push toward greater resource productivity, according to a White Paper by Sustainable Prosperity, a national green economy think tank.

 June 5, 2012 Expert Reports Review Opportunities for Growth of Green Bonds in Canada

Two expert reports - released today by Ottawa-based green economy think tank, Sustainable Prosperity – describe the opportunity that “green bonds” present to Canadian investors, and how governments and capital markets can help grow an emerging new asset class.

 May 1, 2012 Building on Rio + 20: Canada’s Role and Priorities in a Global Green Economy

Sustainable Prosperity and the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment are marking the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit by presenting a two-day conference to examine the policy and economic dimensions of Canada in a global green economy.

 May 1, 2012 Global Leaders Convene in Ottawa to Examine Canada’s Role and Priorities in a Global Green Economy

Sustainable Prosperity and the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment are marking the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit by presenting a two-day conference, “Building on Rio + 20: Canada’s Role and Priorities in a Global Green Economy”.

 April 11, 2012 Money for clean technologies a good start but federal budget misses opportunity to focus on a green economy

Canada’s 2012 federal budget , despite some potential good news for clean technology investment, misses the opportunity to put forward a strategy that enables participation in the emerging global green economy. The budget also fails to leverage Canada’s substantial advantage in natural resources to ensure our long-term prosperity.

 February 8, 2012 Municipalities and the federal government should work together to create a green economy in Canada: New Report co-authored by Sustainable Prosperity

A new report co-authored by Sustainable Prosperity, an Ottawa-based think tank, makes a range of policy recommendations aimed at building a green economy at the municipal level and recommends governments work together, particularly as cities face critical funding challenges.

 January 30, 2012 Cities urged to reform development charges in order to discourage sprawl: Sustainable Prosperity report

Provinces should also amend legislation so cities can encourage high-density living in urban centres, says new policy document.


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