Achieving the necessary scale of emissions reductions in the future will require a multi-faceted policy effort to support a broad array of technological and behavioral changes. This paper outlines some core principles for guiding the design of clean technology policies, with a focus on energy.
Report submitted to the NRTEE to describe the history and status of Canada's Energy and climate change policies. The report makes recommendations for future action. Includes appendices summarizing the policy instruments and spending from 1997 to the time of publication.
The National Roundtable of the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) has been asked by the Minister of the Environment to conduct an independent analysis of provincial and territorial climate change plans and policies to assess their likely contribution to achieving the Government of Canada’s 2020 emissions target of 17% percent below 2005 levels. Navius Research Inc. was contracted to conduct an analysis of existing and proposed provincial and territorial policies to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 2020. This document provides a summary of results from Task 1 (prioritizing provincial and territorial climate policies) and Task 2 (quantifying abatement from these policies) of this analysis.
The Prime Minister of Canada has requested that the members of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) provide, as part of a larger body of advice to the federal government in its preparations for COP-11, a Canadian perspective on “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” The present paper has been prepared to provide NRTEE members with information to address this request. The NRTEE’s advice on this question is contained in a memo to the Prime Minister that was released on November 22, 2005. The paper is also meant as a resource to be consulted and drawn upon in setting the stage for a larger piece of work referred to the NRTEE by the Prime Minister – providing preliminary advice on a long-term energy and climate change strategy for Canada. While the current paper discusses climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, future NRTEE work will focus on long-term national mitigation options conducive to Canada’s successful competition in a low-carbon future. The Prime Minister has requested that the NRTEE examine the issues of energy and climate change through the lens of maintaining Canada’s national interest.
An overview document that addresses the need to create jobs via investment in green industries. Announces the Next Generation Job Fund of $650million, discusses transportation, agriculture, forestry, construction, energy production.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment released Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Ontario: A Discussion Paper at the end of January, as the basis for a public comment period open till April 21, 2013. The discussion paper states that it is not considering a carbon tax, but rather a cap-and-trade system.