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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Sustainable Prosperity Perspective Commissioned by the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN) written by Alex Wood (SP Senior Director, Policy and Markets)
A background report to the SP Policy Brief "Options for Managing Air Pollution in Canada".
Air quality continues to be a challenge in Canada, especially in urban and industrial areas.
A Survey of Economic Instruments for the Conservation & Protection of Biodiversity