29 episodes

Fresh takes on the current affairs, business, technology and ideas behind the green economy. With a decidedly Canadian twist. New episodes every two weeks.

Smart Prosperity: The Podcast Smart Prosperity Institute

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Fresh takes on the current affairs, business, technology and ideas behind the green economy. With a decidedly Canadian twist. New episodes every two weeks.

    Nov 24: The post-covid fossil fuel boom

    Nov 24: The post-covid fossil fuel boom

    The post-covid fossil fuels boom
    Don’t look now but the world is in a fossil fuels boom. As the economy bounces back from covid-19, the global demand for oil, gas and coal is skyrocketing. Yet didn't international leaders just make new climate pledges that promise to cut out these fossil fuels? How do we make sense of this contradiction? How long will the fossil fuel boom last? And will it send our climate goals out of reach?
    Guests: Tim Gould (Chief Energy Economist, IEA), Jackie Forrest (Executive Director, Arc Energy) & Aaron Cosbey (Sr. Associate, IISD)

    For more info and links, go to: podcast.smartprosperity.ca

    • 31 min
    Nov 10: Are your savings fuelling climate change?

    Nov 10: Are your savings fuelling climate change?

    Are your savings fuelling climate change?
    Canadians are sitting on record levels of savings. These household savings are being leveraged, in turn, by banks and pension funds to make major investments. But what kinds of investments? Are your savings being used to finance major fossil fuel projects? What is your bank and your pension fund doing with your savings behind your back? w/ Barbara Zvan (President and CEO at University Pension Plan) & Toby Heaps (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief at Corporate Knights).

    For more info and links, go to: podcast.smartprosperity.ca 

    • 29 min
    Oct 28: How to spend $2-trillion on climate change

    Oct 28: How to spend $2-trillion on climate change

    How to spend $2-trillion on climate change
    A new report says it will cost $2 trillion for Canada to transition to net-zero carbon pollution by 2050. What does the money get spent on? Who's going to pay? How big is the return on investment? And what does Canada’s biggest bank plan to do about it? w/ John Stackhouse (RBC)

    For more info and links, go to: podcast.smartprosperity.ca

    • 29 min
    Oct 14: Catherine McKenna on the upcoming Glasgow climate talks

    Oct 14: Catherine McKenna on the upcoming Glasgow climate talks

    Catherine McKenna on the upcoming Glasgow climate talks
    Canada’s former environment minister takes us behind the scenes of the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Glasgow: what are the big issues, who are the key players, who’s doing the arm twisting, who’s getting their arms twisted, and can the international community get the job done.  w/ Catherine McKenna (Canada’s second longest-serving environment minister)

    For more info and links, go to: podcast.smartprosperity.ca

    • 29 min
    Sep 29: Why the housing crisis is an environmental problem

    Sep 29: Why the housing crisis is an environmental problem

    Why the housing crisis is an environmental problem
    Canada’s severe housing shortage is driving up prices for wannabe renters and homeowners. Yes it’s an economic and equity problem, but is it also an environmental problem? On this episode, three experts expose the environmental angles of the housing crisis, including how it fuels urban sprawl, stifles the green workforce and shortchanges Canada’s cleantech sector. With: Tim Gray (Environmental Defence), Hannah Teicher (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions) & Mike Moffatt (Smart Prosperity Institute)

    For more info and links, visit: podcast.smartprosperity.ca

    • 30 min
    Sep 15: Is climate change a ballot box issue?

    Sep 15: Is climate change a ballot box issue?

    Is climate change a ballot box issue?
    With Canada’s 44th federal election looming, we dig deep into Canadian attitudes on climate change. How high a priority is it for Canadians? Is that being reflected in the various leadership campaigns? How have Canadian attitudes evolved over the past ten years? And how do we explain the seismic shift in party positions on the issue? w/ David Coletto (Abacus Data)

    For more info and links, go to: podcast.smartprosperity.ca

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Ontario Canuck ,

Acts like a clearinghouse for Canadian climate resources.

This is my go-to source for timely, concise and key updates on Canadian developments in terms of climate. Clean, focused, light yet serious. Multiple leads for deeper knowledge.

ARL81 ,

Very informative

If you’re interested in climate issues in Canada, this has been a very useful tool for staying up to date on issues.

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