Climate Change

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)

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. The last three decades have been sobering for the industry. During this time, no new CANDU plants were built in Canada....

Blog—Babatunde Olateju (Sept 6, 2019)

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.

Roger Francis

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)

Consumer Attitudes Towards a Low-carbon Economy

Consumers consider low-carbon and environmentally friendly branding on product labels important, but many will not be influenced by such labels...

Report—Ovo Adagha, Roger Francis (32 pages)

Carbon Leakage and Canadian Climate Policy

We examine what carbon leakage is, how it is measured, why it matters, and how Canada has approached this theme. Current climate policies pay only limited attention to the potential for carbon leakage.

Report—Len Coad (24 pages)

Renewable Fuel Standards

This briefing advocates retaining a minimum blend mandate, ensuring that the role of ethanol is strengthened and its benefits extended.

Report—Len Coad (26 pages)