Canada’s major cities, facing rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, could learn valuable lessons from New York City, London and Paris where concerted efforts by municipal governments have successfully reduced passenger car traffic and improved the quality of life for residents, according to a policy brief published today by Sustainable Prosperity, a national research and policy network based at the University of Ottawa and focused on market-based approaches to build a greener economy.
A new report puts the value of Canadian environmental markets at between $406 and 625 million.
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
New research released by think-tank Sustainable Prosperity finds decreased water use in Toronto as prices rise
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
Challenge the Myth that Suburban Sprawl is Cheaper, Says Ottawa Think Tank
New report exposes hidden costs; highlights innovative approaches to address sprawl
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.
New report from Sustainable Prosperity is the first to put a price on Canada’s burgeoning environmental markets.
Government Invests in Canadian Academics to Study the Next Generation of Canadian Environmental Policy
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.