Reports

The Coastal Temperate Rainforests of Canada: The need for Ecosystem-Based Management

2004
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Recently completed land use planning processes have recommended improving forest management practices to more environmentally responsible methods defined as Ecosystem Based Management (EBM). To determine how current logging practices compare to EBM, the David Suzuki Foundation conducted an audit of recently approved logging plans across four forest districts. More »

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Running on Empty: Shifting to a Sustainable Energy Plan for BC

2004
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This report from the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warns that British Columbia will face an energy crunch if it doesn't make sweeping changes to the sector with a new focus on energy security, renewable energy and conservation. More »

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Planning for the Next Generation: Ten Principles for Climate Protection & Innovation

2004
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This paper looks at how Canada can twin its innovation and climate protection agendas. It also explores the challenges and opportunities with Canada's Kyoto implementation plan. More »

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Oil and Gas in British Columbia: 10 Steps to Responsible Development

April 2004
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This report concentrates on the impacts of land-based oil and gas development, rather than offshore impacts, and presents a ten-point mitigation plan. More »

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Sustainability within a generation: a new vision for Canada

2004
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This report outlines how Canada can become a world leader in sustainability by the year 2030. It shows how a long-term national plan with clear targets and timelines would generate less pollution and waste and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. More »

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A Vanishing Heritage: The Loss of Ancient Red Cedar from Canada's Rainforests

2004
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This report revealed that in twenty forest management areas on the B.C. coast, a much greater amount of red cedar is being logged than its proportion within the forest inventory. This report examines the extent to which red cedar is being logged on the B.C. coast, and looks at what will happen if current practices continue. More »

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Seas of Change: Ten Recommendations for Sustainable Fisheries on the B.C. Coast

2004
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Seas of Change outlines the top ten changes necessary for sustainable fisheries and ecosystems on the British Columbia coast. Among other things, the report outlines the need for precautionary management, ecosystem-based management and full participation of communities surrounding fisheries in management decisions. More »

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Possible Factors Contributing to the Low Productivity of the 2000 Brood Year Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in the Broughton Archipelago, B.C. Canada

2004
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Pink salmon that migrate through the Broughton Archipelago of British Columbia, both as adults and juveniles, had a very poor return in 2002. The objective of this report is to review the possible factors contributing to the low productivity of the 2000 brood year pink salmon. More »

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Canada, Kyoto and Developing Countries

2003
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This 12-page background paper from the David Suzuki Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Canada and Greenpeace Canada was published in November 2003. The paper urges Canada to support effective rules under the Kyoto Protocol for forestry projects in developing countries. More »

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Risky Business: How Canada is Avoiding Kyoto Action with Controversial Projects in Developing Countries

2003
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Risky Business is a short background paper that describes how Canada is funding a controversial tree plantation in Brazil to get Kyoto credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, instead of cutting pollution at home. More »

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Bright Future: Avoiding Blackouts in Ontario

2003
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This David Suzuki Foundation report was released in September 2003. It shows Ontario's dependency on electric power and coal-powered plants can be cut dramatically by 2010 while improving the overall reliability of the electricity system if the province follows California's lead. More »

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BC Forests 2003: An appraisal of government policies

2003
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The B.C. government is radically overhauling the regulations and legislation that control forestry, largely on public lands, in Canada's Pacific province. And while changes are well underway, the government has not released the draft regulations so that British Columbians can appraise the proposed program. This report by Patricia Marchak and S. Denise Allen examines the planning and discussion papers, proposals and legislation that are available, and makes recommendations regarding the government's plan. More »

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