May 8, 2015 Issue Summary: Environmental Taxes in Canada

This issue summary examines the concept of environmental taxation to illustrate how environmental taxes can be defined and calculated in the Canadian economy.

 April 24, 2015 Ontario Carbon Pricing Briefing Notes

Sustainable Prosperity has prepared two briefing notes summarizing the state of knowledge and practice on carbon pricing.

 April 12, 2015 Canadian Leaders Pen Low Carbon Economy Letter to Premiers

Leaders across Canada applaud provinces' initiative in building a prosperous low carbon economy. View the letter, list of signatories, and background documents here.

 April 1, 2015 Sustainable Prosperity submission to the Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper

SP has submitted the following comments in response to the government of Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper.

 February 17, 2015 Carbon Pricing and Mind the Hissing
Academic Research Paper

This paper discusses allocation of government revenues generated from carbon taxation, permit auctions and other revenue-generating carbon policies, and provides preliminary criteria for their assessment in the Canadian context.

 January 12, 2015 Growing Risk
The impact of changes in agricultural production on consumer expenditures in Canada

Sustainable Prosperity, together with Greenchip Financial, used a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to examine how the impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity and water use might change consumer spending patterns.

 December 8, 2014 Bonds and Climate Change 2014

This is the third annual update of the Bonds and Climate Change report and its Canadian supplement. Since the first report in 2012, the climate bonds landscape in both Canada and the world has changed dramatically.

 November 13, 2014 Nature, it's in our Business
Select Case Studies in Natural Capital Accounting

Natural Capital Accounting refers to the practice of accounting for natural capital use, degradation and/or improvement caused by a company’s activities, and integrating that valuation into corporate decision-making processes.

 October 15, 2014 Getting Biodiversity Offsets Right
A Research Agenda for Canada

Biodiversity – most simply defined as the diversity of life on Earth – contributes to human wellbeing in a number of ways. This policy brief examines the role of biodiversity offsets in achieving conservation goals, and sets forth a 10 point research agenda, based on the February 2014 conference Biodiversity Offsets in Canada: Getting it Right, Making a Difference.

 October 14, 2014 A Study of Canadian Conservation Offset Programs
Lessons Learned from a Review of Programs, Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions, and Investigation of Transactions Costs

This paper suggests a framework to evaluate conservation offset programs, and suggests lessons learned from existing programs.


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