Category: Canada

A Reverse Auction for Wetland Restoration in the Assiniboine River Watershed, Saskatchewan

Abstract: Wetland habitat continues to be lost in many watersheds across Canada and new program tools are needed to help restore drained wetlands. We used a reverse auction to restore drained wetlands in the Assiniboine River Watershed (ARW) of east-cen… more »

Bioeconomic Modeling of Wetlands and Waterfowl in Western Canada: Accounting for Amenity Values

Abstract: This study reexamines and updates an original bioeconomic model of optimal duck harvest and wetland retention by Hammack and Brown (1974, Waterfowl and Wetlands: Toward Bioeconomic Analysis. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future). It then e… more »

The Challenge of Degraded Environments: How Common Biases Impair Effective Policy

Abstract: Economic activity can damage natural systems and reduce the flow of ecosystem services. The harms can be substantial, as our case studies vividly illustrate. Most degraded landscapes have at least some potential to be reclaimed. However, uncert… more »

Impacts of climate policy on the competitiveness of Canadian industry: How big and how to mitigate?

Abstract: Competitiveness concerns have been at the forefront of climate policy debates in Canada particularly as a result of its high energy intensity and significant exposure to international markets. This paper uses a dynamic computable general equili… more »