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".

 June 16, 2011 Options for Managing Industrial Air Pollution in Canada

Air quality continues to be a challenge in Canada, especially in urban and industrial areas.

 June 6, 2011 Advancing the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Canada

A Survey of Economic Instruments for the Conservation & Protection of Biodiversity

 May 31, 2011 Sustainable Prosperity 2010/2011 Report

Canada's future will be framed in large part by our response to two fundamental challenges: one economic and one environmental. At Sustainable Prosperity, we harness leading-edge thinking to build sounds market-based approaches for a greener, more competitive Canadian economy.

 May 31, 2011 Carbon Pricing, Social Equity and Poverty Reduction

Putting a price on carbon, whether through a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, will enable Canada to make significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

 May 31, 2011 The Effect of Carbon Pricing on Low-Income Households, and Its Potential Contribution to Poverty Reduction

The distributional impacts of climate policy have been examined at the regional and economic (competitiveness of different sectors) levels. This background paper is focused on the impacts at the household level.

 May 17, 2011 Managing Carbon Revenue
Institutional needs and models

The implementation of any carbon pricing instrument will generate revenue for the government. This brief explores the options for the use of this new revenue stream, as well as the institutional needs and considerations for each option. Considerations include the scale and reliability of revenue, options for revenue allocation, institutional capacity for revenue management, and models for new institutions where needed.


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