Reports

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

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

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

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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