Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Reintroduce and pass environmental racism bill
Following the 2021 federal election, the David Suzuki Foundation and partners sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau asking the government to re-introduce Canada’s first environmental racism bill, and work with other parties to ensure its swift passage.
Policy Options for a Clean Electricity Standard in Canada
This technical report models two different scenarios for how a clean-electricity standard and intensified carbon pricing could be designed to enable Canada to achieve a net-zero GHG emissions electricity system by 2035 and sustain it at net-zero while the total system doubles in size by 2050 as fossil fuels are switched out for clean electricity.
Clearing the Air: Transportation, Land Use and Carbon Emissions in Metro Vancouver
Cities and regions like Metro Vancouver can change their built environments and use smart growth policies to reduce their carbon emissions. But how effective are these policies in reducing emissions from personal transportation when they occur alongside senior government policies promoting energy efficiency and fuel switching?
Willing to Downsize? Understanding Consumer Demand for SUVs in Metro Vancouver
Big, heavy, polluting vehicles make it difficult to bend down carbon emissions. Eighty per cent of new vehicle sales in Canada are sport utility vehicles or light-duty trucks. This report explores what motivates consumer interest in SUVs, and what conditions might lead consumers to shift toward smaller vehicles.
Young adults and mobility: perceptions and aspirations
This new report reveals how the psychosocial factors of our attachment to the automobile influence the choices young people make today that will affect their transportation choices in the future.
Recommendations for strengthening Bill C-28, updating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
On April 13, 2021, the federal government introduced Bill C-28, proposed updates to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. CEPA provides the legislative framework for federal action to protect human health and the environment from pollution and toxics, but the law has not been significantly amended for more than two decades.
New Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles: Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Metro Vancouver
New technologies, like self-driving or autonomous vehicles, will be game-changers as they arrive on our streets. This report looks at how new mobility could affect greenhouse gas emissions in Metro Vancouver. Strategies that reduce carbon emissions and improve well-being for AV introduction are highlighted.
Unleashing Regina’s Renewable, Energy-efficient Economy
Regina’s renewable energy, energy efficiency and net-zero building sectors represent significant opportunities in terms of local job creation, economic diversification and growth. These sectors are critical to building a thriving, more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Pacific Marine Conservation Caucus response to draft 2020-21 Pacific herring IFMP
This letter to the herring resource manager is part of the annual consultation process. It outlines how and why Fisheries and Oceans Canada should adopt an ecosystem-based precautionary approach to the Pacific herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia.