Reports

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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Provincial Power Play: Breaking Away from Federal Inaction on Climate Change

October 2008
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In the absence of effective policies from Canada's federal government to tackle global warming, many provinces have stepped up to implement their own plans and policies. Provincial Power Play: Breaking Away from Federal Inaction on Climate Change documents this shift, assessing each province's climate change plans and programs and comparing the relative merits of each. More »

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Credit Check: A Comparative Evaluation of Tree-Planting and Fossil-Fuel Emission Reduction Offsets: a David Suzuki Foundation Technical Paper

October 2008
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This report compares the effectiveness of two of the most common types of carbon offsets used in the voluntary carbon market. Specifically, this report examines whether a tonne of carbon sequestered and stored in plant biomass can be treated as equivalent to a tonne of carbon that remains locked up underground in the form of fossil fuels. More »

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Deep Reductions, Strong Growth: An economic analysis showing that Canada can prosper economically while doing its share to prevent dangerous climate change

October 2008
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To avoid a dangerous level of climate change, climate science shows that industrialized countries need to urgently reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to 25-40% below the 1990 level by 2020. This report shows that with strong government policies Canada can meet an ambitious GHG reduction target in 2020 and still have a strong growing economy. More »

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The Economics of Protecting Old Growth Forest: An Analysis of Spotted Owl Habitat in the Fraser Timber Supply Area of British Columbia

September 2008
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This document is a detailed economic study of forests inhabited by the endangered spotted owl, one of the most endangered forest-dwelling bird species on the North American continent. More »

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Ontario's Wealth, Canada's Future: Appreciating the Value of the Greenbelt's Eco-Services

September 2008
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Ontario's Wealth, Canada's Future quantifies the value of the ecosystem services provided by Ontario's Greenbelt — such as water filtration, flood control, climate stabilization (i.e., carbon storage), waste treatment, wildlife habitat, and recreation. More »

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Debugging the Ban: Nine Pesticides Missing from Ontario's Proposed Prohibitions

August 2008
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The David Suzuki Foundation welcomed passage of Ontario's Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act in June 2008. However, the effectiveness of the new law hinges largely on the strength of regulations now under development. This report identifies nine active ingredients that should be banned for cosmetic use but were left off the Ontario Ministry of the Environment's preliminary lists. More »

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Dollars and Sense: The Economic Rationale to Protect Spotted Owl Habitat in British Columbia

August 2008
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This document presents some of the key findings of a detailed economic study of forests inhabited by the endangered spotted owl. Spotted owls are endangered because they require old-growth forests for their habitat, and old-growth forests have become increasingly rare due to logging and human settlement. More »

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Lake Simcoe Basin's Natural Capital: The Value of the Watershed's Ecosystem Services

June 2008
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This study quantifies the value of ecosystem goods and services provided by Ontario's Lake Simcoe watershed. At a minimum these benefits are estimated to be worth more than $975 million per year. The report is a collaboration between the David Suzuki Foundation, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, and the... More »

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State of the Ocean in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA)

June 2008
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This report examines the current state of the marine area known as PNCIMA. It reviews the area's biological and ecological diversity, and profiles the commercial industries that operate within and rely on the PNCIMA. The report also highlights governance issues, and identifies gaps in information needed to inform decision-making on marine-resource use. More »

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Global Assessment of Closed System Aquaculture

May 2008
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Closed system aquaculture (CSA) is already providing better ways to farm fish. This involves barrier technologies that ensure no contact between wild and farmed fish, thus eliminating the most negative impacts of fish farming and significantly reducing others. Around the world, CSA is producing fish and profits without degrading the rich abundance of oceans, lakes, and streams. More »

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