Ignored by government, academics offer own climate policy

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Published on: March 19, 2015

Science / Lesley Evans Ogden / 18 March 2015

si-canadaclimateUnder the conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada has become a tough and frustrating political environment for researchers trying to advance evidence-based policies to reduce emissions. The country has withdrawn from international climate pacts, muzzled government climate researchers, and put new regulatory efforts on the back burner. Now, one group of prominent Canadian academics is trying to change the dynamic by releasing its own set of climate policy recommendations for the nation.