Reports

Climate scorecard for the 2010 winter games

February 2010
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The 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver raised the bar for climate action, including energy efficient venues, the use of clean energy sources, and by promoting the use of public transit. Of course, there is still lots of room for improvement, as noted in our climate scorecard for the Vancouver Olympics.... More »

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A New Climate for Conservation: Nature, Carbon and Climate Change in British Columbia

January 2010
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A New Climate for Conservation explores the role of nature conservation in a climate action strategy for ecological adaptation and ecological mitigation. More »

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Managing BC's Forests for a Cooler Planet: Carbon Storage, Sustainable Jobs and Conservation

January 2010
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Forest industry unions and environmental organizations are united in their belief that B.C. must manage its forest more wisely. Forests provide a major hedge against climate change because they absorb and store carbon that would otherwise end up in the atmosphere. This report calls for a number of measures, including increased conservation; a new approach to calculating logging rates that takes into account carbon storage; reducing waste; better tree-planting methods; and a cautious approach to wood-fired bioenergy. More »

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Climate Leadership, Economic Prosperity

October 2009
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This report shows that with strong federal and provincial government policies, Canada can meet the 2°C emissions target in 2020 and still have a strong growing economy, a quality of life higher than Canadians enjoy today, and continued steady job creation across the country. The analysis also shows that the federal government needs to implement far stronger policies than it has proposed to date to meet its current GHG target. More »

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Exploration of two Canadian greenhouse gas emissions targets: 25% below 1990 and 20% below 2006 levels by 2020

October 2009
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The David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute, with the financial support of the TD Bank, decided to seek some credible answers to a set of important questions that have left a substantial gap in the Canadian climate/economy policy debate. The leading economic modelling firm of Mark Jaccard and Associates was retained and an advisory committee comprising senior bank economists, federal government and NRTEE officials, and others helped guide the study. Ultimately, the analysis brought forth credible and conclusive answers to how Canada's economy would fare in the face of a science-based emission reduction target by 2020 . More »

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Long-Term Direction Project

September 2009
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In 2008, the David Suzuki Foundation initiated the Long-Term Direction Project in order to determine the path the Foundation will follow in its third decade and beyond. This document is both a consensus of the project results and the beginnings of a strategic plan. More »

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Climate Change and Canadian Mining: Opportunities for Adaptation

August 2009
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Climate Change and Canadian Mining: Opportunities for Adaptation describes the vulnerability of the Canadian mining industry to climate change, highlights opportunities for adaptation and provides recommendations for industry and government. More »

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Bridging the Divide: The Role of Canada and Major Developing Countries in a Strong Climate Deal

May 2009
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This technical briefing note lays out the reasons why Canada is a barrier to a strong Copenhagen agreement — much more so than China or other developing countries — and what our government can do to change that. More »

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Cleaning Up Our Ocean: A report on ocean pollution from shipping-related sources in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (Pncima) on the British Columbia coast

April 2009
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This report aims to assist conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest by assessing the pollution impacts of the shipping sector, as well as offering area-based recommendations for the integrated management of the region. More »

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Knowledge Integration in Salmon Conservation and Sustainability Planning: Towards Effective Implementation of Wild Salmon Policy Strategy Four

March 2009
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This report builds on the efforts of the David Suzuki Foundation report, Returning Salmon, and focuses on the integration of knowledge and people in salmon management. More »

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On Thin Ice: Winter Sports and Climate Change

March 2009
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The future of winter sports is at risk due to global warming, according to On Thin Ice: Winter Sports and Climate Change. By 2050, if we fail to take immediate action on climate change, a whole range of winter activities across Canada, from Olympic sports like skiing and snowboarding to iconic Canadian pastimes such as ice fishing and pond hockey will be at risk. More »

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Not Just a Pretty View: An Overview of What the Oceans Do for Us

February 2009
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This brochure summarizes a more detailed report, Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services, published in order to inform discussions about how to implement an integrated oceans management strategy in Pncima. More »

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