Latest Climate change reports
An Inventory of Low-Carbon Energy for Canada shows that Canada's supplies of solar, wind, hydroelectric and biomass energy are much larger than the current or forecast demand for fuel and electricity, and technology costs have been falling in recent years.
In Low-Carbon Energy Futures: A Review of National Scenarios, the Trottier Energy Futures Project summarizes common themes in leading greenhouse gas reduction strategies for eight countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Local Improvement Charges are fees for municipal financing of infrastructure
improvements that benefit homeowners and are repaid on tax bills. This report
discusses how a similar mechanism could be used in Ontario to finance retrofits
to make homes more energy efficient, reduce overall energy use and greenhouse gas
emissions, and save homeowners money on their energy bills.
This paper will begin to explore how the Trottier Energy Futures Project is defining the challenge and immense opportunity of designing and implementing a Canadian sustainable energy strategy.
A New Climate for Conservation explores the role of nature conservation in a climate action strategy for ecological adaptation and ecological mitigation.
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.
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.