ec•o•fis•cal policy /ekōˈfiskəl/ adj.

An ecofiscal policy corrects market price signals to encourage the economic activities we do want (job creation, investment, and innovation) while reducing those we don’t want (greenhouse gas emissions and the pollution of our land, air, and water).

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Well-designed user fees can improve conservation, fund infrastructure, and protect water quality. This report uses five case studies to highlight the progress that Canadian municipalities have made in improving the sustainability of their water systems. It concludes with 10 best practices for designing and implementing user fees for water and wastewater services, based on experience in Canadian cities.

This report presents a framework to identify complementary climate policies that can support carbon pricing. It provides key considerations for designing and evaluating individual climate policies as well as overall policy packages. Three rationales are presented for additional non-pricing policies: gap-fillers, signal-boosters and benefit-expanders.

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Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

Practical solutions for growing prosperity

Livable CitiesLivable Cities

Traffic congestion, overflowing landfills, and urban sprawl—these are some of the biggest challenges facing Canadian cities. We look at how new policies can make urban life more livable. Learn more.

Climate and EnergyClimate and Energy

From carbon pricing to energy subsidies, we analyze the policy opportunities and challenges defining Canada’s climate and energy landscape today. Learn more.

WaterWater

Can you put a price on clean water? We examine new Canadian policy solutions for water pollution, over-consumption, and infrastructure. Learn More.

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