Sustainable Prosperity

By: Stephanie Cairns October 1, 2014
Listening to last week’s UN Climate Summit call for stepped up action on climate change got me thinking about the urban mobility slice of the emissions pie. I took inspiration from the successes of three megacities (New York, London, and Paris) in persuading their urban populations to shift from private vehicles to transit, bike, and foot.
By: Mercedes Marcano September 24, 2014
I started working at SP in July. Having spent some time getting to know the organization and its dynamic team, I want to use this blog to introduce myself, explain how I got here and what I will be working on during my internship.
By: Adam Baylin-Stern September 16, 2014

A major new project looking at the current economics of climate change, the New Climate Economy today launched their landmark report Better Climate, Better Growth.

In this blog post, we look at some of the key messages in the report, and discuss what it means for Canada.

By: Michelle Brownlee August 28, 2014
Water has been in the news a lot this summer — from the historic drought in California, to the algae blooms in Lake Erie. So what’s a policy-maker to do? SP thinks part of the answer lies in price -- pricing water, and pricing pollution releases to water.
By: Stewart Elgie July 11, 2014

We've just finished crunching the numbers to see how British Columbia’s pioneering carbon tax shift performed in its first five years. Check out our oped in the Globe and Mail(external link) and follow this blog series, where we tackle the biggest questions about the policy.


Today, we look at the conventional political wisdom across most of Canada (and the U.S.) is that carbon taxes are a political loser. Is it true?

By: Stewart Elgie July 10, 2014

We've just finished crunching the numbers to see how British Columbia’s pioneering carbon tax shift performed in its first five years.

For all the success of BC's carbon tax, it's not perfect. We look at some key weaknesses of the tax, and some ways it could be improved.

By: Stewart Elgie July 9, 2014

We've just finished crunching the numbers to see how British Columbia’s pioneering carbon tax shift performed in its first five years. Check out our oped in the Globe and Mail(external link) and follow this blog series, where we tackle the biggest questions about the policy.

BC's carbon tax shift is smart tax policy. We look at how revenue neutrality has put BC's tax payers ahead.

By: Stewart Elgie July 9, 2014

We've just finished crunching the numbers to see how British Columbia’s pioneering carbon tax shift performed in its first five years. Over the next few days, we'll tackle the biggest questions about the policy, in light of these results.

Since 2008, BC's use of fuels covered by the carbon tax has fallen 16.1%. In this post, we explore other possible suspects for this dramatic drop.

By: Stewart Elgie July 9, 2014

We've just finished crunching the numbers to see how British Columbia’s pioneering carbon tax shift performed in its first five years. Check out our oped in the Globe and Mail(external link) and follow this blog series, where we tackle the biggest questions about the policy.

Outside of B.C., the true story of the carbon tax shift remains shrouded in mystery for many Canadians. SP will be peeling back the layers on BC's successful policy over the coming week.

By: Pomme Arros June 20, 2014
On June 19th, 2013 rain began pouring from the Alberta sky and didn’t stop until it had caused the largest recorded flood in the region’s history. Though the immediate danger from the flood waters has receded one year later, the impacts still linger.

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