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?
Framework for Community-Based Landscape Restoration: Scaling up Restoration Efforts in Blueberry River First Nations Territory
Restoring these relationships promotes cultural revitalization and ecosystem resiliency by strengthening connections between people and the environment.
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.
Pricing It Right for Climate: Using Mobility Pricing to Drive Down Transport Emissions in Metro Vancouver and Montreal
Cities around the world have been using mobility or road pricing to successfully tackle traffic congestion. But the climate emergency also demands urgent action. This report evaluates whether mobility pricing can help reduce transportation emissions and traffic congestion while ushering in a better quality of life.
Strengthening CEPA to support a substantive right to a healthy environment
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a cornerstone pollution-prevention law, is out of date. Government has committed to modernizing it to better protect people and the environment. Complementing and reinforcing other important CEPA reforms, applying a human rights lens to the process for regulating toxic chemicals represents an essential paradigm shift that will modernize and strengthen Canada’s approach to environmental protection.