Sustainable Prosperity and the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment marked the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit by presenting a two-day conference, on May 1st and 2nd “Building on Rio + 20: Canada’s Role and Priorities in a Global Green Economy”, to examine the policy and economic dimensions of Canada in a global green economy. A policy brief released at the conference looks at the vast gap between the level of action and commitment in the UK when compared to Canada in terms of climate policy at the national level. The UK has an aggressive and comprehensive action plan to decarbonise its economy, whereas Canada’s Federal government is pursuing a sector-by-sector regulatory approach, with fragmented action between the Federal government and the provinces.
The United Kingdom Climate Policy: Lessons for Canada. Summary and link to policy brief: http://www.sustainableprosperity.ca/article2716