Reports

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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Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services: A report on ecosystem services in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (Pncima) on the British Columbia coast

February 2009
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This report offers suggestions for conservation objectives that should be considered in protecting ecosystem services — particularly those of major significance to the PNCIMA region. More »

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A Green Economic Stimulus Package to Secure our Current and Future Prosperity

January 2009
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Read the pitch we made to the Dragons Den panel on how to stimulate Canada's moribund economy, generating immediate economic returns while reducing environmental impacts. Our proposal: $15 billion in targeted investments that will create over 160,000 jobs this year in areas such as clean energy and transportation, and green infrastructure and households. More »

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B.C.'s Bountiful Sea: Heritage Worth Preserving

October 2008
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B.C.'s Bountiful Sea: Heritage Worth Preserving explores the natural wonders of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). More »

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The Last Place on Earth: British Columbia needs a law to protect species from habitat loss and global warming

October 2008
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This report outlines why British Columbia needs a Species and Ecosystem Protection Act to protect the province's tremendous biodiversity from habitat loss and global warming. More »

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Pricing Carbon: Saving Green — A Carbon Price to Lower Emissions, Taxes and Barriers to Green Technology

October 2008
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This report provides a detailed economic analysis of how a strong and consistent carbon price across the entire Canadian economy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions with minimal damage to the economy. More »

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An Upstream Battle: Declines in 10 Pacific salmon stocks and solutions for their survival

October 2008
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The declines of salmon profiled in An Upstream Battle: Declines in 10 Pacific salmon stocks and solutions for their survival are symptomatic of the challenges facing Pacific salmon in Canada. By focusing on specific examples of salmon stocks in decline, this report analyzes these challenges in greater detail and provides guidance on their recovery. More »

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