Let’s Get This Transition Moving!

November 2016

By James Meadowcroft, Ph. D

This paper makes four basic points about movement toward a low carbon economy in Canada: first, that it is important for political leaders, policy analysts, and researchers to approach the issue in terms of a transition to a carbon-emission–free society; second, that in Canada the development of regional pathways to a low-carbon economy is crucial; third, that we need ‘‘green development strategies’’ if we are to maximize the opportunities presented by this transition; and finally, that we should think about lowcarbon politics as well as low-carbon economics.

Cite this document:
Meadowcroft, J. 2016. Let’s Get This Transition Moving! Canadian Public Policy