Climate Change Policy Inventory

February 18, 2008

The Canada West Foundation has released a report designed to provide background
information about what is currently being done in Canada to address climate
change. The report provides a summary of different policy initiatives at the
provincial and national level, including cap and trade systems, carbon sinks,
carbon tax, alternative energy investments, public transportation developments,
and idling reduction policies, among others. The report, entitled Building on our Strengths, concludes that
the approach to implementing climate change policies in Canada needs to be more
measured, targeted, and coordinated and that there needs to be a tighter link
between targets, program announcements, and public spending.