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Ecofiscal Commission urges municipalities and provinces to make solid waste management systems more efficient by getting incentives right

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that improving solid waste policies can make waste systems more efficient—saving money while reducing the trash we create. Ottawa, October 16, 2018—Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new report, Cutting the Waste: How to save money while improving our solid waste systems. Canadians are generating more solid waste than ever before. […]

Ecofiscal Commission launches new online course on designing and implementing market-based tools to make municipalities more sustainable

Municipalities are missing out on the full potential of market-based tools! Municipal governments are facing multiple, growing, and overlapping challenges. Yet, there are tools available to address these challenges that are not being used to their full potential. Market-based policies such as well-designed user fees can help reduce traffic, cut water use, and improve solid […]

Ecofiscal Commission urges governments to make environmental disasters less likely by closing gaps in policy

Ottawa, July 11, 2018—Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new report, Responsible Risk: How putting a price on environmental risk makes disasters less likely. Environmental disasters — for example, train derailments, tailings pond failures, or oil spills — are infrequent, but also potentially costly. The economic activity that drives our prosperity comes with risk to the […]

Ecofiscal Commission Urges Governments to Clearly Communicate how their Carbon Pricing Policies are Working

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that carbon pricing policies around the world are reducing emissions, while supporting strong economies. Ottawa, April 4, 2018—Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new report, Clearing the Air: How carbon pricing helps Canada fight climate change. We need a better conversation, based on facts. And the fact is, carbon pricing works. […]

Ecofiscal Commission Urges Municipalities to Make Users Pay for the Water Services They Use

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that well-designed water rates can motivate conservation, fund infrastructure, and protect water quality. Toronto, September 26, 2017—Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new report, Only the Pipes Should be Hidden: Best practices for pricing and improving municipal water and wastewater services. Municipal water and wastewater services are vital to our health, […]

Ecofiscal Commission Urges Governments to Set a High Bar for Non-Pricing Climate Policies

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that some—but not all—additional GHG policies can support carbon pricing in driving low-cost emissions reductions. June 8, 2017 Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new and timely report, Supporting Carbon Pricing: How to identify policies that genuinely complement an economy-wide carbon price. With the signing of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean […]

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