Environment

— Apr 21, 2020
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Environmental Ranking for Canada and the OECD, 2nd Edition ranks 33 comparable high-income countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on a wide range of environmental indicators that relate both to the protection of human health, such as air pollution, and the preservation of Canada’s ecosystems, such as water quality. It finds that Canada’s environmental record outperforms the majority of OECD countries, despite the fact that Canada is much larger and colder by comparison, and has a large natural resources industry.

— Oct 8, 2019
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The Myths of Local Food Policy: Lessons from the economic and social history of the food system finds that despite common misperceptions, locally-grown food isn’t better for the environment, doesn’t provide a more stable food supply and it isn’t necessarily safer to eat. And locally-grown food often increases prices for consumers since the high cost of land in or near big cities means urban agriculture is expensive.

— Jun 20, 2019
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Apples to Apples: Making Valid Cost-Benefit Comparisons in Climate Policy

Apples to Apples: Making Valid Cost-Benefit Comparisons in Climate Policy finds that cost-benefit analysis is a powerful tool for guiding climate policy, but easily falls prey to common errors. For example, comparing the cost of an additional climate policy in Canada to the benefits of stopping all climate change.

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