The transition to a low-carbon economy represents both a growth opportunity and existential challenge to Canada. An opportunity because, if implemented, products and innovations arising from a low-carbon economy can become major drivers of growth, competitiveness, employment, and wealth. A challenge because without a shift to a low-carbon economy taking place, the potential negative impacts of climate change on natural and human systems could adversely influence Canada’s future.
Shades of Gray: Consumer Attitudes Toward a Low-Carbon Economy presents and discusses aggregate insights derived from The Conference Board of Canada’s survey of consumer awareness and knowledge levels of carbon footprint, influences on consumer buying choices, and consumer behaviour patterns to low-carbon alternatives. The report includes recommendations that can help set Canada on the path to a low-carbon economy.