60 Organizations Call for Release of Federal Clean Electricity Regulations Without Further Delay
60 organizations delivered this letter to the Government of Canada to send a clear message of support for strong Clean Electricity Regulations to be released without delay, and to set the path to a zero-emissions electricity system by 2035 throughout Canada.
Moving the needle on CEPA modernization: Key provisions in Bill S-5
Bill S-5 is an important step toward modernizing CEPA. Senate and House committees studied the bill and passed amendments that improve its core provisions, addressing some, though not all, of our recommendations.
Burning Bridge: Debunking LNG as a Climate Solution
Fossil gas, marketed as “natural gas” and its liquefied form, “liquefied natural gas” (LNG), have been proposed as a middle ground between more carbon-intensive fossil fuels and renewable energy. This report finds that exporting B.C. LNG makes the climate crisis worse, not better.
This report sets out to explore some of the forms that shared governance and decision-making can take—both historical models that can be improved upon, and new and evolving models that can serve as templates for shared land governance initiatives.
Bringing Corporate Purpose into the Mainstream: Directions for Canadian Law
This report provides legal recommendations to the Canada Business Corporations Act in order to mainstream the idea that corporations should have a stated social purpose as a necessary step in the broader transition to a well-being economy.
Butterflies in My Backyard (BIMBY) — The Great B.C. Butterfly Search report
Although insects around the world are rapidly disappearing because of habitat loss, urbanization, pesticide use and climate change, much can be done to reverse the alarming trend. The David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project is an excellent example of how people from all walks of life can positively affect butterfly populations by planting butterfly habitat. In addition to creating or restoring insect habitat, we also need a better understanding of where beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies are found, and which species may need extra conservation efforts.
Increasing Equitable Adaptation to Climate Change: Scenarios for Planting 500,000 new Trees in Montreal
Following the City of Montreal's goal to plant 500,000 new trees on its territory by 2030, this study evaluates and proposes a planting strategy that optimizes equitable climate adaptation, while maximizing the long-term resilience of the urban forest and its benefits.
Re: Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act
This brief outlines comments from five organizations, including the David Suzuki Foundation, on key features of Bill S-5 and provides recommendations for improvements.
Joint Letter: Securing Robust Clean Energy Regulations
Forty-six organizations delivered this letter to the Government of Canada to send a clear message that robust clean electricity regulations are needed to avoid dead-end pathways and achieve a net-zero electricity system by 2035 throughout Canada.
“Keeping the Lights On: Discussing solutions for energy poverty in Canada” (Webinar recording)
This webinar discussion focused on how energy poverty affects people in Canada, as well as solutions for clean, affordable energy for all. It also presents a new report, “Keeping the Lights On: Ensuring energy affordability, equity, and access in the transition to clean electricity in Canada."
Implementing equity: a renewable Regina that works for everyone
Real climate action in cities often hinges on whether policies designed to address climate change also promote equity. This report explores how the City of Regina can successfully implement equity into its climate policy.