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.
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.
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative — Cohort 2 National Project Summary Report: City of Courtenay, British Columbia
This project summary shows how natural infrastructure can help local governments and communities reduce flood risks. Communities like the City of Courtenay recognize it is as important to understand, measure, manage and account for natural assets as engineered ones.
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative — Cohort 2 National Project Summary Report: Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick
With increasingly frequent and intense rainstorms along the Saint John River causing major flooding and other issues, the Town of Florenceville-Bristol explored how natural assets such as forests could help manage stormwater, erosion and flooding at lower cost and increase resilience to climate change.
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative — Cohort 2 National Project Summary Report: Oshawa Creek, Ontario
The project measured how the natural assets in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, are currently reducing erosion and maintaining water quantity and quality, and identified opportunities to improve both through management and development practices.
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative — Cohort 2 National Project Summary Report: Riverview, New Brunswick
The Town of Riverview, N.B., valued stormwater management services of wetlands in hopes of avoiding building new infrastructure. The wetlands and surrounding areas provide valuable storage. If it is lost, increasingly costly stormwater designs will be needed.
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative — Cohort 2 National Project Summary Report: Sparwood, British Columbia
The District of Sparwood found ways to improve water quality in the Elk River through management of natural assets in a community concerned about the large stormwater flows that regularly dump sediment and other urban runoff into the river.
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative — Cohort 2 National Project Summary Report: Village of Riverside, New Brunswick
The Village of Riverside-Albert partnered with the Southeast Regional Service Commission (SERSC) to increase understanding of natural assets in the community and to learn how to manage them for a sustainable drinking water supply.