Reports

Taking Credit: Canada and the role of sinks in international climate negotiations

2001
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Taking Credit: Canada and the role of sinks in international climate negotiations examines the science and policies surrounding controversial sections of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming that deal with "carbon sinks." More »

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Fuelling the Climate Crisis: the Continental Energy Plan

2001
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Fuelling the Climate Crisis reveals how Canada's drive to expand energy supplies is damaging the climate. Domestic increases in fossil fuel production will raise Canada's greenhouse gas emissions 44 per cent above the target set by the Kyoto Protocol. More »

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Climate Crisis: Energy Solutions for British Columbia

2001
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BC is at a crossroads. Increasing energy demand, fueled by population growth, lifestyle and commercial development patterns, is propelling us towards an energy crisis. Climate Crisis: Energy Solutions for BC sets out ideas and practical solutions to reduce energy consumption and help slow global warming. More »

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Negotiating the Climate: Canada and the International Politics of Global Warming

2000
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This report is a guide to understanding Canada's role at the UN climate negotiations. It also discusses the implications of many of the loopholes being suggested that may threaten the environmental integrity of the Kyoto Climate Protocol. More »

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A Cut Above: Ecological Principles for Sustainable Forestry on BC's Coast

2000
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This report outlines nine principles to guide the development and implementation of ecologically sustainable forest practices in coastal British Columbia. Drafted with help from an advisory team of leaders in the field of ecological sustainability, these guiding principles illustrate a fundamentally different approach to forest management and planning in comparison to the current, industrial model. The report provides an ecological rationale for each principle, as well as examples of "best practices" drawn from existing frameworks in other jurisdictions to illustrate realistic models of how the principles can be applied on the ground. Also detailed are relevant current practices in British Columbia and key areas of ecological uncertainty that exist regarding each principle. More »

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Nemiah: Home of the Xeni Gwet'in: Pacific Salmon Forests Project

April 2000
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A Report of the Pacific Salmon Forests Project. More »

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Clearing the Air: A Preliminary Analysis of Air Quality Co-Benefits from Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada

2000
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This study demonstrates that measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have the potential for significant health and economic co-benefits. Six measures were chosen from Canadian Solutions and reports from the National Climate Change Process Issues Tables. The analysis showed that as much as $2.2 billion every year in health and environmental damages could be avoided by instituting these six measures alone. More »

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Climate-Friendly Hydrogen Fuel: A Comparison of the Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Selected Fuel Cell Vehicle Hydrogen Production Systems

2000
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This report is a 50 page technical document on the specifics of Life-Cycle Value Assessment, complete with findings and data related to current hydrogen production systems. More »

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Kitkatla: People of Saltwater: Pacific Salmon Forests Project

2000
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Kitkatla is considered one of the oldest, continually occupied human settlements on North America's coast; a place where people have lived for thousands of years, drawing sustenance from the riches of the ocean and land. More »

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Power Shift: Cool Solutions to Global Warming

2000
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To begin to seriously address global warming, Canada has to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases in half. New research by energy expert Ralph Torrie shows how this can be done over the next 30 years using current technology. More »

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Taking the High Road: Sustainable Transportation for the 21st Century

1999
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This report explains how the Federal Government has an opportunity to make Canada's transportation system sustainable in the 21st Century. "Version Fran├žaise":http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/downloads/1999/TakingtheHighRoad_trans_fr.pdf More »

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From Crisis to Opportunity: Climate Change, Ecological Sustainability & Economic Security

1999
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Prepared for the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, this brief examines the Foundation's recommendations for the millennium budget. "Version Fran├žaise":http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/downloads/1999/crisis_to_opportunity_fr.pdf More »

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