This report compares the range of outcomes and benefits associated with natural and conventional grey infrastructure solutions to address three distinct challenges in the Canadian context:
- Flood control
- Coastal resilience
- Urban temperature rise
This study examines two different regulatory models: regulatory sandboxes and autonomous regulatory authorities. An analysis of the case studies provide lessons in the design of an effective regulatory model, including: the regulator’s mandate, stakeholder involvement, and the stringency of requirements.
This framework offers a common vocabulary for diverse Canadian stakeholders interested in natural infrastructure projects that are both appropriate to their local context and resilient to future climate scenarios.
Ensuring Environmental Integrity
This part two of our series on carbon offsets examines key aspects of an effective offset system, including: reporting and auditing, ensuring additionality and permanence, avoiding leakage, and maximizing additional benefits.
Vehicle GHG Regulations
The light duty segment
This report looks at required changes to vehicle GHG regulations as well as for complementary policies to
help reverse the trend towards larger, higher-emitting vehicles on Canadian roadways.
Circular Economy 101
Overview of Key Concepts & Theories
Detailed backgrounder that unpacks the concept of circular economy,its main characteristics, implementation at the micro, meso and macro levels, and who can contribute and benefits from its implementation.
We prepare science-based and evidence-driven reports for our clients that we do not publish. Examples of other research topics that we have examined in the recent past include:
An analysis of zero-emission light-duty vehicle market penetration over the short- and longer-term.
An environmental scan of natural infrastructure programs and policy priorities in Canada.
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on climate change and forest carbon sinks accounting.
The role of carbon capture and storage in climate policy and stakeholder perspectives.
Analysis of RD&D challenges and opportunities in Canada’s energy sectors.