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Canada's Challenge and Opportunity: Transformations for major reductions in GHG emissions

April 2016

Download Summary PDF The Trottier Energy Futures Project presents an innovative and rigorous modelling analysis of the existing potential for Canada to meet the target of reducing GHG emissions by 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. This project was undertaken in partnership with the Canadian Academy of... More »

2015 oil and gas investigative report

February 2016
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In late August 2015 the David Suzuki Foundation undertook a field investigation in the Montney basin in northeastern BC to look for potential environmental impacts related to oil and gas exploration and development in the region. This report is a summary of our discoveries. Read our letter to the British... More »

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Municipal Natural Capital Initiative — Call for Expressions of Interest

February 2016
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A growing number of municipal governments in Canada are becoming leaders in environmental innovation. One of those innovations involves a natural capital management approach where municipalities are making financial and risk management cases for preserving their natural capital assets. Check out the Expressions of Interest application requirements to find out... More »

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Environmental Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the Pacific Coast of Canada

February 2016
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In February 2016, the David Suzuki Foundation made this submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It highlights important aspects of Canada's international human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. More »

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Sustainable diversity

November 2015
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Public engagement is about relationship building. Five years ago, the David Suzuki Foundation's Climate Change Team embraced a new approach to this work. Campaigners Winnie Hwo and Harpreet Johal were originally responsible for sharing climate messaging with the country's newest citizens, particularly Chinese and South Asian Canadians, and engaging them... More »

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Focus Canada 2015 — Canadian public opinion about climate change

October 2015
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With United Nations climate negotiations fast approaching, Canadians have an increasing desire to see their country take on a leadership role. This latest installment of public opinion polling undertaken by the Environics Institute for Survey Research in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation tracks Canadians views with respect to climate... More »

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Answering nature's call: 30x30 results 2015

July 2015
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This report summarizes survey data from the 2015 30×30 Nature Challenge participants.... More »

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Revisiting Canada's Radon guideline

April 2015
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Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and is responsible for up to 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths in Canada, yet few people even know it exists. "Revisiting Canada's Radon Guideline" compares Canada's radon guideline to international standards in other industrialized countries. We conclude it's... More »

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The impact of green space on heat and air pollution in urban communities

March 2015
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This David Suzuki Foundation report analyzed 102 peer-reviewed studies published over the past five years that explored the role of urban green space in providing cooling effects and reducing air pollution. It found that urban green spaces provide significant health benefits by filtering harmful pollutants from the air and providing... More »

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Making our coasts work: healthy oceans, healthy economies, healthy communities

March 2015
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Against its stunning backdrop, Canada's Pacific coast supports a variety of industries important to the B.C. economy and to coastal communities. This report examines the important and often under-valued role that healthy ocean ecosystems provide to our economy. It demonstrates how investing in marine planning and protective measures are the... More »

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Sound investment: measuring the return on Howe Sound's ecosystem assets

February 2015
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There is an astounding trove of unrecognized natural wealth in the Howe Sound region needed for the region's health, economy and culture that has yet to be factored into decision-making. Sound Investment: Measuring the Return on Howe Sound's Ecosystem Assets finds that Howe Sound's watersheds provide an estimated $800 million... More »

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Building on the best: keeping Canada's climate promise

December 2014
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This report identifies Canada's top climate change policy solutions and assesses how effective they have been in meeting our emissions commitments. It shows that adopting best in-country solutions from provincial leaders under a unifying national approach would make serious headway in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis concludes that if... More »

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