Climate Change Policy Inventory

The Canada West Foundation has released a report designed to provide background
information about what is currently being done in Canada to address climate
change. The report provides a summary of different policy initiatives at the
provincial and national level, including cap and trade systems, carbon sinks,
carbon tax, alternative energy investments, public transportation developments,
and idling reduction policies, among others. The report, entitled Building on our Strengths, concludes that
the approach to implementing climate change policies in Canada needs to be more
measured, targeted, and coordinated and that there needs to be a tighter link
between targets, program announcements, and public spending.

About Centre for Civic Governance

The Centre for Civic Governance works to support community leadership meeting today’s social and environmental challenges: climate change, Canada’s increasing equity gap, and shifting social trends. At the Centre for Civic Governance, our goal is to strengthen Canadian communities through sharing best practices, providing tools for locally elected leaders, and progressive policy analysis. We strive to provide knowledge and information to make real and positive social change.