SP Research Associate, Adam Baylin-Stern, gave the following presentation to Community Energy Planning: Getting Into Implementation in Nova Scotia.
Alex Wood, SP's Senior Director of Policy and Markets, gave the following presentation to the Canadian All Party Caucus on Climate Change.
Stephanie Cairns, Managing Director, Sustainable Communities of Sustainable Prosperity on municipal roles and others' responsibilities on fostering a regional green economy. Presentation given at the Clean Air Council Green Economy Summit.
Director, Sustainable Communities
Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion The Public Policy Forum - Sustainable Prosperity Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change
Université de Montréal
Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
While it is now commonly accepted that economic activity and the state of our environment are linked, many economic measures still fail to incorporate the environment – both the things we draw from it and the pollution we release into it. By developing and calculating measures of productivity that include natural capital, Canada may be able to better understand these linkages. This, in turn, may lead to the identification of strategies that can help Canada become more efficient and innovative in the use and protection of natural capital, and thus more productive and more prosperous.
Using the forestry sector as a case study, this project aims to construct an environmentally adjusted measure of multifactor productivity. In doing so, we aim to add another layer of understanding to the environmental and economic performance of this sector. The proposed measure will have relevance to the Canadian economy as a whole.