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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Course CorrectionWe assess the economic and environmental case for biofuel policies in Canada and examine the extent to which biofuel policies have achieved their stated objectives. The report finds that biofuels policies have reduced GHG emissions by 3 Mt per year, however they have done so at a very high cost. Finally, we conclude that low-carbon transportation policies are still needed to complement carbon pricing policies.

StringencyMore stringent carbon pricing policy leads to greater emissions reductions. This report provides governments with a common, consistent framework for comparing the stringency of provincial carbon pricing policies.

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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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