Talking Transition: Shaping Canada’s Clean Power Pathways
The report captures opinions from 150 energy experts, and references recent summaries of attitudes from Canadians, on reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050. The results offer valuable insight into the perspectives of those stakeholders who are likely to play important roles in realizing a clean power future in Canada.
Green Strings: Principles and conditions for a green recovery from COVID-19 in Canada
We are at a historic turning point. The global COVID-19 health crisis has forced us to pursue recovery on a scale that will transform our economy and society, with lasting impacts on our ability to confront another urgent crisis—climate change.
Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance
Building a clean, resilient economy will help Canada recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis. The David Suzuki Foundation’s submission to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance regarding its study of government response to COVID-19 outlines our recommendations for building back better.
Nature conservation should be central to Canada’s recovery from Covid-19
More than 230 organizations signed an appeal to the prime minister outlining why nature must be central to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery. Nature-positive measures can boost the economy, increase biodiversity, help address climate change and improve well-being.
Wild Works Best: Salmon hatcheries are no silver bullet for rebuilding fish populations
Pacific salmon are in trouble. Unfortunately, salmon hatcheries are an expensive fix that can make the problem worse. Science shows hatchery fish increase the risks of disease and parasites in wild salmon. The hatchery facilities themselves can degrade wild salmon habitat through blocked passages or water withdrawals. As important as these direct impacts are, the genetic and competition issues are of greatest concern.
Build Back Better: Designing a Canadian economic system that grows well-being and quality of life
The David Suzuki Foundation recommends that Canada aim to “build back better” from COVID-19 by pursuing an economic system that prioritizes well-being for all. This includes addressing ongoing environmental crises such as climate change and pervasive inequities in prosperity and quality-of-life.
Building Bridges for Climate Action: Engagement Strategies for Millennials
This report aims to assist the David Suzuki Foundation and the broader environmental advocacy community in understanding how Millennials engage with climate change in order to help determine what frames, content and engagement projects resonate.
Green Budget Coalition’s April 2020 letter to Prime Minister Trudeau
In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, this letter to the prime minister provides input on aligning needed stimulus measures with core environmental objectives to maximize benefits to Canadians in these unprecedented times and beyond.
COVID-19 Short and Mid-Term Economic Recovery Package Recommendations to Boost Employment While Accelerating Ecological Transition
This economic crisis presents a unique opportunity to reorient our economy toward a low carbon, resilient future. We don't have to choose between recovery and the environment. We can get both faster by making smart decisions now.