Climate Change

Sustainable Finance | Clean Energy Conference

Canada aspires to move to a clean energy growth economy. If we’re going to achieve that goal, we need to address the barriers—and soon. The Clean Energy Conference will tackle two major obstacles to a clean energy growth economy: technology and sustainable finance.

Conference—28 May | Toronto

Economic report
Nuclear Energy: A crossroad in a climate emergency

Small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, may be the future of nuclear energy. As we struggle to deal with the global climate emergency, the ability of SMRs to produce electricity and heat without emissions or intermittency is compelling. But if Canada is to harness the potential of these small reactors, it must overcome several challenges.

January 7, 2020 | Issue briefing

Nuclear energy is a complex discussion. But it’s an important consideration as Canada pursues a clean energy growth economy. Canada’s nuclear energy industry has a storied history. The industry’s prominent decades spanned the 1940s to the early 1990s and involved the domestic deployment and international export of its flag ship technology i.e., the Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) reactor.

Babatunde Olateju

Canadian industrial outlook: Finance and insurance—December 2019

Two key trends will transform Canada’s finance and insurance industry in the coming years: open banking and climate change. Climate change, by causing a rising number of catastrophic events, is weighing on the profitability of property and casualty insurers.

Report—Robert Meyer-Robinson

Downsizing: A small modular reactor opportunity in Canada?

Canada’s nuclear energy industry has a storied history. From the 1940s to the early 1990s it involved the domestic deployment and international export of its flagship technology the Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) reactor.

Blog—Dr. Babatunde Olateju (Sept. 6, 2019)

Tipping the Scales

Carbon pricing is now in place across Canada. Its main aim is to encourage behaviours and technology adoptions that lead to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But carbon pricing can also result in unintended—and undesirable—consequences.

Report—Carlos A. Murillo (Nov 4, 2019)

Mind the Gap? Let’s look at defining urban infrastructure investment differently

The threat of climate change to property and infrastructure has become increasingly apparent to Canadians. This is an urgent reality faced by many of Canada’s remote northern communities.

Report—Ovo Adagha, Roger Francis (32 pages)

Northern Canada facing the climate change challenge in practical, culturally meaningful ways.

The threat of climate change to property and infrastructure has become increasingly apparent to Canadians. This is an urgent reality faced by many of Canada’s remote northern communities.

Op-ed —CBoC

It’s not easy being green: The challenge of carbon competitiveness

The success of Canada’s ambitious agenda for reducing carbon emissions will be measured by its ability to reduce emissions and effectively manage competitiveness.

Report—Brett Goodwin (56 pages)

Rail vs Pipeline

Policymakers and business leaders should pay closer attention to this blind spot, as it impacts the efficiency of Canada’s transportation system..

Op-ed—Carolos Murillo (Feb 25, 2019)

Services for Managing Climate Change

Canadian insurers are facing claims on natural catastrophes of approximately $1 billion annually. New risk management products are emerging that can help to share and manage the insurable risks of climate change.

Report—Glen Hodgson (13 pages)