Community Research Connections Policy Papers

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Biodiversity Conservation: A call for action for Canadian decision-makers - English Full Report / French Full Report
Co-authored by Women for Nature, this 24-point policy agenda it suggests new strategies for informing Canadians about nature: designing cities with natural connections and using new technology and the arts to talk about protecting lands, waters and wildlife. It also includes bold asks for policymakers, like the creation of new protected areas, more partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and enforcement of species at risk legislation.


A Policy Agenda for Canadian Municipalities - Summary / Full Report
This Policy Agenda provides for the implementation of sustainable development at the municipal level in a systematic, concrete, and step-wise fashion.

An Action Agenda for Rethinking Growth and Prosperity - Summary / Full Report
This Action Agenda has been developed to assist Canadian decision-makers to move towards new economic models that measure human well-being while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation - Summary / Full Report
An Action Agenda for BC Decision-Makers This Agenda is based on the research outcomes of the Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) and provides 10 recommendations on how to stimulate more community innovation and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Solutions Agenda - SummaryFull Report
This agenda shares concrete actions on how Canadian communities can become leaders in the implementation of sustainable technologies, infrastructure and building design. It is organized under six thematic imperatives: access to opportunities and services, climate change adaptation and mitigation, social infrastructure, physical infrastructure, governance, and new economic/financial accounting measurements.