A new national agency is set up to collate environmental evidence and suggest best practices to all levels of government on policies dealing with climate change and work towards net-zero emissions by 2050 (iStock)

Canada’s new national climate change research institute

Announced this week, Canada has a new agency to look into the various issues of climate change.

Non-partisan and arms-length from the government which is funding it, the agency will partner with experts in a variety of fields of research to suggest policy and actions to all levels of government working toward reducing emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Dave Sawyer is the Chief Economist at the new institute, and I reached him in Ottawa this morning.


The agency is called the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices  and as part of the mandate will hold discussions with experts including economics, climate change adaptation and mitigation, Indigenous knowledge, natural and social sciences, public policy, energy systems, engineering, business leaders and other stakeholders.

Dave Sawyer is the Chief Economist at the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices (supplied)

It will develop evidence-based suggestions to help decision-makers and Canadians understand and evaluate the policy choices that could put Canada on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The idea is for Canada and Canadians to better understand the challenges, opportunities and choices ahead to address the many present and expected issues around climate change.

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One comment on “Canada’s new national climate change research institute
  1. Avatar Richard Lane says:

    I have no doubt this comment (like my previous one) will be deemed “not appropriate” for publication, but here goes.

    REAL FACTS: not the crap you get from the Liberals, or the environmental extremists.

    1. The main driver of climate change is that big ball of burning hydrogen in the sky. When it goes through changes….so does our climate.
    2. The main greenhouse gas is water vapour; and thank God for that. Without it, we would be a big ball of ice. CO2 has little, if ANYTHING to do with climate changing, and real climate scientists have been saying it for quite some time now. In fact, history of the planet shows that TEMPERATURE increase always precedes the increase in CO2. You folks have it all backwards.
    3. Even the proponents of the scaremongering know this, but they won’t admit it, because the real goal of this scare, is like the real goal of the last 5 “doomsday” scenario’s we have already lived through over the last 50 years. Always by the same type of folks too.
    4. Not a single climate model the “experts” have produced has been accurate. In fact, even when they fudge the numbers, er…I mean, correct the data, they have still been wrong. The darn climate is just not doing what these “experts” say it should be doing. That is why they changed WE ALL GONNA BURN….global warming, to CLIMATE CHANGE. That way, they are always right. Even when they are still wrong.
    5. This was explained to the politicians years ago (Professor Ian Clark – University of Ottawa) during senate hearings; and was completely ignored by the CBC, and all other Canadian media. Then it was quickly purged from the record.

    The whole thing is a scam; created by extremists, and used by politicians. It is about control of money, behavior, and resources. The extremists just want fewer people on the planet, and the politicians just want to be able to control the populace and remain in power.
    This is not a crazy conspiracy theory, but no doubt will be played up that way. If the publishers of this website were actually looking for answers, they would not buy into this garbage about “The debate is over”

    The debate is never over. Especially when the debater who seems to be winning hasn’t gotten a single question right. EVER.