Progress on Canadian Climate Policy
In 2014, the David Suzuki Foundation set out to review climate change policies implemented in Canada with the intention of producing a report, Building on the Best: Keeping Canada’s Climate Promise, that shows where and which jurisdictions have achieved progress through existing policy. The research would also highlight non-GHG benefits achieved due to the implementation of climate policy, and evaluate the outcome of Canada’s emissions if all provinces or the federal government had implemented existing “best-in-Canada” policies (as they came into effect) relative to Canada’s emissions target for 2020, using Navius Research’s economy and emissions model.
This technical memo summarizes work conducted by Navius Research for the David Suzuki Foundation. The objective of the memo is twofold. First, it provides analysis that can be incorporated into Building on the Best. Second, it provides the methodology used to evaluate Canadian greenhouse gas policy and gauges the impact of the policies had they been implemented in a coordinated fashion across the country.