Clean Economy

It's the Green Economy, Stupid

Keith Brooks | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada
Keith Brooks

In a recent poll Canadians cited the economy as their most pressing concern. There is mounting evidence a green economy would deliver greater economic growth and more jobs compared with continuing with business as usual. The green economy isn't just better for the environment; it's a better economy.

Canada Won't Be America's 'Giant National Park': Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he doesn't want the future of Northern Gateway pipeline to be decided by "certain" people in the United St...

As China Goes Green What Is Canada Waiting for?

John Brian Shannon | Posted 02.16.2012 | Canada
John Brian Shannon

China's government has realized the importance of clean energy to the very survival and health of many thousands of citizens per year and the economy. China is now making huge strides to properly address it's environmental challenges and there is nothing stopping Canada from doing the same -- except ourselves.

Challenging The "Bad Guys" of Climate Change

Simon Zadek | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada
Simon Zadek

Great business leaders who embrace tomorrow's sustainable markets need to move out of their comfort zone. Chief executives with business models in mind that can profit from environmentally bounded markets should focus post-Durban on what to do about their backward-looking peers.

In Durban, Canada Needs an Oil Change

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Canada has decided to put polluters ahead of people. It is only nation to weaken its international commitments after the Copenhagen conference; this after it stood alone as the only nation to renounce its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

Why We Don't Need to Choose Between the Environment and the Economy

Keith Brooks | Posted 01.26.2012 | Canada Business
Keith Brooks

We cannot choose between the environment and the economy. We need both. And this is our challenge: to create the conditions so that both can thrive. This realization is at the heart of an emerging school of environmentalism often encapsulated by the term, "green economy."

Green Jobs Are Not a Hoax

Keith Brooks | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Keith Brooks

For decades, people have argued that we must choose between good work and a clean environment. But that argument just doesn't hold up anymore. We need a functioning economy with good jobs, and a clean environment, which is what is meant by the term green economy.

Green Jobs Are Under Attack

Keith Brooks | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada
Keith Brooks

Even though embracing renewable energy will save ratepayers money, the Conservative Party of Ontario has vowed to cancel the province's program. Instead, Ontario should look more closely at Europe, where renewable energy is embraced by right- and left-wing alike because it is a win-win proposition.

Green Jobs: Difficult to Assess, but a Pathway to Success

Keith Brooks | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada
Keith Brooks

The challenge with tracking the green economy stems from the fact that this sector is, well, not a sector. There are no occupational classifications dedicated to green jobs, and no industry codes either. How can we tell whether or to what extent the green economy has been successful?