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  • Published on: 13 Apr 2011
  • Submitted by: Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)

New Report ? A Green Economy for Canada: Consulting with Canadians
CIELAP's new report A Green Economy for Canada: Consulting with Canadians sought the perspectives of diverse government and non-governmental organizations and thought leaders across Canada on what a Green Economy could mean for Canada in the lead-up to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Recommendations are provided in preparing for the Summit, including a call for Federal leadership in adopting principles and practices to embrace a Green Economy.

CIELAP's study, authored by Carolyn Webb and Thomas C. Esakin, found that impressive advances are being made towards a Green Economy across the country through the use of a mix of financial mechanisms, regulation, procurement, investments in R&D and infrastructure, and education and skills training.

The report points to the following recommendations and a strong call to action:

1. The Government of Canada can play a strong role by utilizing the levers it has available to realize the benefits of a Green Economy path. Such a move could provide additional benefits such as supporting the federal economic action plan, helping mature the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, providing guidance to the Finance Minister?s framing of the annual budget announcements, and in establishing Canada as a leader on the international stage.

2. Advance a strong national dialogue and development of a shared vision in advance of Rio+20. The Federal government and provinces can help play a coordinating role and cities can be brought to the table as important players.

3. Establish clear price signals and invest in technology, R&D and green business. Technology should be promoted as an important part of a policy mix, not as a solution in and of itself.

4. Increase Federal leadership on the international stage. The report calls out areas that Canada can contribute to on the world stage including technology transfer, programs that place value on ecosystem goods and services, and the rigorous use of Strategic Environmental Assessment in decision-making.

The publication can be viewed here:
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