Publications


 December 8, 2011 The Potential of Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs) in Canada

This Policy Brief explores the potential contribution of market-based Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs) in promoting the deployment of renewable energy.

 November 15, 2011 The Value of Carbon in Decision-Making
The Social Cost of Carbon and the Marginal Abatement Cost

Climatic changes are likely to generate substantial economic, social and other costs.

 November 3, 2011 Federal Budget 2012

Sustainable Prosperity has prepared a submission brief to the House of Commons Finance Committee’s pre-budget consultation for 2012. This brief provides SP's perspective on the 2012 federal budget, based on SP's analysis of the measures and policies contained in the 2011 federal budget.

 October 6, 2011 Economic Instruments for Water Management in Canada
Case Studies and Barriers to Implementation

Although Canada has abundant freshwater resources, there are regions of the country that are subject to periodic water scarcity. Poor water quality can also exist, particularly in basins where there is significant agricultural, industrial and/or municipal development.

 September 21, 2011 Carbon Pricing in Australia
Lessons for Canada

Australia and Canada are similar in many respects. They are both large, sparsely populated, resource- and trade-dependent countries; they are both among the highest per capita greenhouse gas emitters in the world, have resource-based economies, and they are both expected to be strongly affected by the physical and financial impacts of climate change.

 September 8, 2011 Québec Consultation on Cap-and-Trade 2011

Sustainable Prosperity welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Québec Government's Cap-and-Trade Consultation, and commends Québec for its commitment to public engagement and consultation on an issue of critical importance to its economic and environmental prosperity.

 August 18, 2011 A Carbon Bank
Managing Volatility in a Cap-and-Trade System

A cap-and-trade system can be effective in spurring the transition to a low-carbon economy, if the challenges associated with it, mainly price volatility, are managed.

 July 21, 2011 Carbon Pricing and Fairness

A carbon pricing policy, in the form of a carbon tax or emissions trading system (ETS), is a critical tool for transitioning Canada to a low carbon economy.

 June 22, 2011 Canada and the Green Economy
The Role for Philanthropy

A Sustainable Prosperity Perspective Commissioned by the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN) written by Alex Wood (SP Senior Director, Policy and Markets)

 June 16, 2011 Managing Industrial Air Emissions in Canada

A background report to the SP Policy Brief "Options for Managing Air Pollution in Canada".


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