Defining the Green Economy in Canada

Sustainable Prosperity, based at University of Ottawa, has released a White Paper which argues for a definition of green economy that encompasses all sectors, including but not limited to natural resources and the environmental goods and services sector. In providing its guiding principles for a framework for a green economy, the report also defines relevant concepts such as decoupling and natural capital. The report identifies the “priority challenges” for Canada to achieve a green economy, including: increasing resource productivity; identifying ecological limits; improving competitiveness and innovation; and increasing resilience to climate change and other shocks.

 

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Towards a Green Economy for Canada is available at the Sustainable Prosperity website at: http://www.sustainableprosperity.ca/dl864&display

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