This study has reviewed the anticipated impacts of climate change on non-timber goods and services, using two IPCC climate change scenarios (the high emissions A2 and lower emissions B1) and two socio-economic forecasts (World Markets, a high growth scenario, and Local Stewardship, a lower growth scenario).
This report provides an overview of the current state of indicator use and development in Canada and around the world, as relates to land and soils. It serves to initiate discussions on what small set of lands and soils indicators would be appropriate for Canada.
Urban Sustainability is emerging as an important policy concern for all levels of government in Canada. This paper specifically explores the "state of play" link between federal, provincial and municipal fiscal practices and urban environmental issues. An emphasis is placed on identifying situations where synergies exist or could be achieved between levels of government. Additionally this analysis highlights instances where revenue and expenditure practices work at cross-purposes to the detriment of sustainability goals.