Environmental Performance is One Indicator of Canadian Quality of Life

How Canada Performs is a detailed national “report card” across dimensions: economy, society, innovation, health, education and skills, and the environment.  In the release of January 2013, at:http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/details/environment.aspx, Canada receives a “C” grade on environmental performance and a rank of 15th out of 17 peer countries, measuring on 6 dimensions: air quality, waste, water quality and quantity, biodiversity and conservation, natural resource management, and climate change and energy efficiency. Climate change is measured using the proxy of GHG emissions per capita, and on that dimension, our country receives a “D” grade. “The main challenge is to make economic growth less dependent on energy use and related air emissions, by improving energy efficiency and by developing and using cleaner fuels and low-emitting electricity sources.” Citing its previous reports from 2007 – 2011, the Board reiterates its call for a green taxes, green investment tax credits, and a cap and trade system for emissions. Data and analysis of GHG emissions are at:http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/details/environment/greenhouse-gas-emissions.aspx. The main home page for How Canada Performs: a Report Card on Canada is at:http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/default.aspx.

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