Shifting Power: Zero-Emissions Electricity Across Canada by 2035
Reliable, affordable, clean electricity in Canada by 2035 is entirely possible. This is the first Canadian modelling study to explore how to get there largely through wind and solar and without relying on expensive and sometimes unproven and environmentally dangerous technologies.
Policy Pathways to 100% Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035 in Canada
The federal government is under pressure from auto manufacturers whose main business remains selling fossil fuel–powered vehicles. This report shows that relying on existing policies and voluntary efforts by industry will not allow Canada to meet its target of 100% zero-emissions vehicles by 2035.
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.
Decarbonizing Electricity and Decolonizing Power: Voices, Insights and Priorities from Indigenous Clean Energy Leaders
Indigenous communities across Canada are on the leading edge of renewable energy development. A clean electricity transition must ensure benefits flow to communities and will only succeed with full Indigenous consent and participation that upholds Indigenous rights and title. Six principles must be upheld.
Scientific Report Summary: Developing a Decision-Support Tool for Greening Potentially Contaminated Vacant Lots in Urban Areas
This report summarizes a cartographic decision support tool that prioritizes the greening of potentially contaminated vacant land based on equity and climate change adaptation. The study was conducted on a territory located in the cities of Montreal and Montreal East (Quebec, Canada), and explores a methodology that integrates multi-criteria evaluation with geographic information systems. The tool will help municipal decision-makers, organizations and citizens in the planning and deployment of green spaces in their jurisdictions.
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.