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  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100411599
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines trends in the average area covered by sea ice during the summer in Canada's north for a 43 year period and is the fourth in an ongoing series of short analytical articles featuring climate related data. This and future articles in the series are the product of ongoing collaboration among Statistics Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

    Release date: 2011-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-001-M2010012
    Description:

    The paper examines the contribution of the household sector to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, through its use of private motor vehicles. Emissions estimates are presented at national, provincial and census metropolitan area (CMA) levels. The study uses data from the Canadian Vehicle Survey (CVS), conducted by Statistics Canada's Transportation Division and the Material and Energy Flow Accounts (MEFA) from Environment Accounts and Energy Statistics Division (EASD).

    At the national level the study presents estimates of vehicle emissions, GHG intensity, as well as per capita emissions. Total and per capita emissions by income group are also presented at the national level. At the provincial and CMA levels, the study presents the first survey based estimates of total and per capita vehicle emissions. It also explores the regional differences and examines the contributing factors.

    Release date: 2010-05-13

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X200700010542
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The article "Climate Change in Canada" begins with an explanation of the science necessary to explore this topic. It continues to examine greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, investigating the driving forces behind those emissions and how those forces may have changed over time. It illustrates some of the impacts of climate change on our land, wildlife and peoples. The article concludes with a presentation of the activities that Canadians, industry and governments are undertaking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changing climate, and also profiles some promising areas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future.

    Release date: 2008-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700210335
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article provides an analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from a demand perspective. The analysis is based on the greenhouse gas emissions accounts and input-output accounts produced at Statistics Canada. It shows that domestic requirements for goods and services led to 54% of Canadian industrial emissions, while production to satisfy exports accounted for the remaining 46%. Between 1990 and 2002, emissions associated with domestic demand grew slowly at 0.4% while those associated with the production of goods for export grew by 50%.

    Release date: 2007-09-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20050049126
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using the Survey of Household Facilities and Equipment and the Survey of Household Spending, this article shows that, since the 1940s, Canadians have rapidly adopted new energy sources for household heating. It then shows how these important changes have affected greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the residential sector in recent decades.

    Release date: 2006-03-21

  • Articles and reports: 16-001-M2005002
    Description:

    This paper evaluates Canadian industry performance in adopting and developing greenhouse gas (GHG) technologies. It addresses issues concerning business investments in GHG technologies, domestic and international market access for Canadian GHG technology producers, and the process of innovation for GHG technology development. The analysis is based on the results of the 2002 Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures (SEPE) and the 2002 Environment Industry Survey (EIS).

    Release date: 2005-10-05

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005023
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the increase of energy consumption in Canada, in the provinces and the northern territories between 1990 and 2003. The increase is compared with the consumption of energy per capita and the economic activity. The energy types examined are refined petroleum products (motor gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil), natural gas, coal and electricity.

    Release date: 2005-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-624-M2003001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper looks at Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and provincial changes in eco-efficiency.

    Release date: 2003-05-30

  • Journals and periodicals: 16F0024X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Businesses today are involved in a variety of practices aimed at preventing or reducing environmental degradation generated from their production activity. During the 1990s, the environmental regulation context changed. Increasingly, governments have relied on voluntary initiatives undertaken by businesses to reduce pollutants and waste, as opposed to regulations. However, at the same time, the federal authorities have undertaken to revise the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), in order to increase federal power for environmental regulation but with strong emphasis put on promoting pollution prevention. Consequently, businesses today are looking at alternative ways to limit impacts from their operations on the environment.

    Environmental Management and Technologies in the Business Sector presents a profile of business demand for environmental processes and technologies, pollution prevention methods and environmental practices, such as environmental management systems and voluntary actions. What types of treatment processes are the most popular ones for reducing gas emissions, liquid, solid and hazardous waste, noise, radiation and vibration, for saving energy or for site reclamation? What is the market for environmental processes and technologies? What pollution prevention methods are used more frequently? What additional environmental practices have businesses adopted (for instance, are voluntary programs more popular than eco-labelling?)?

    This paper is based on results from the Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures. For the first time, the survey asked detailed questions on the type of environmental process or technology used and the adoption of environmental practices. The paper is a complement to both 1996-1997 and 1998 Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Business Sector reports (Catalogue no. 16F0006XIE).

    Release date: 2002-12-20
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  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100411599
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines trends in the average area covered by sea ice during the summer in Canada's north for a 43 year period and is the fourth in an ongoing series of short analytical articles featuring climate related data. This and future articles in the series are the product of ongoing collaboration among Statistics Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

    Release date: 2011-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-001-M2010012
    Description:

    The paper examines the contribution of the household sector to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, through its use of private motor vehicles. Emissions estimates are presented at national, provincial and census metropolitan area (CMA) levels. The study uses data from the Canadian Vehicle Survey (CVS), conducted by Statistics Canada's Transportation Division and the Material and Energy Flow Accounts (MEFA) from Environment Accounts and Energy Statistics Division (EASD).

    At the national level the study presents estimates of vehicle emissions, GHG intensity, as well as per capita emissions. Total and per capita emissions by income group are also presented at the national level. At the provincial and CMA levels, the study presents the first survey based estimates of total and per capita vehicle emissions. It also explores the regional differences and examines the contributing factors.

    Release date: 2010-05-13

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X200700010542
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The article "Climate Change in Canada" begins with an explanation of the science necessary to explore this topic. It continues to examine greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, investigating the driving forces behind those emissions and how those forces may have changed over time. It illustrates some of the impacts of climate change on our land, wildlife and peoples. The article concludes with a presentation of the activities that Canadians, industry and governments are undertaking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changing climate, and also profiles some promising areas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future.

    Release date: 2008-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700210335
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article provides an analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from a demand perspective. The analysis is based on the greenhouse gas emissions accounts and input-output accounts produced at Statistics Canada. It shows that domestic requirements for goods and services led to 54% of Canadian industrial emissions, while production to satisfy exports accounted for the remaining 46%. Between 1990 and 2002, emissions associated with domestic demand grew slowly at 0.4% while those associated with the production of goods for export grew by 50%.

    Release date: 2007-09-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20050049126
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using the Survey of Household Facilities and Equipment and the Survey of Household Spending, this article shows that, since the 1940s, Canadians have rapidly adopted new energy sources for household heating. It then shows how these important changes have affected greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the residential sector in recent decades.

    Release date: 2006-03-21

  • Articles and reports: 16-001-M2005002
    Description:

    This paper evaluates Canadian industry performance in adopting and developing greenhouse gas (GHG) technologies. It addresses issues concerning business investments in GHG technologies, domestic and international market access for Canadian GHG technology producers, and the process of innovation for GHG technology development. The analysis is based on the results of the 2002 Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures (SEPE) and the 2002 Environment Industry Survey (EIS).

    Release date: 2005-10-05

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005023
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the increase of energy consumption in Canada, in the provinces and the northern territories between 1990 and 2003. The increase is compared with the consumption of energy per capita and the economic activity. The energy types examined are refined petroleum products (motor gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil), natural gas, coal and electricity.

    Release date: 2005-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-624-M2003001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper looks at Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and provincial changes in eco-efficiency.

    Release date: 2003-05-30

  • Journals and periodicals: 16F0024X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Businesses today are involved in a variety of practices aimed at preventing or reducing environmental degradation generated from their production activity. During the 1990s, the environmental regulation context changed. Increasingly, governments have relied on voluntary initiatives undertaken by businesses to reduce pollutants and waste, as opposed to regulations. However, at the same time, the federal authorities have undertaken to revise the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), in order to increase federal power for environmental regulation but with strong emphasis put on promoting pollution prevention. Consequently, businesses today are looking at alternative ways to limit impacts from their operations on the environment.

    Environmental Management and Technologies in the Business Sector presents a profile of business demand for environmental processes and technologies, pollution prevention methods and environmental practices, such as environmental management systems and voluntary actions. What types of treatment processes are the most popular ones for reducing gas emissions, liquid, solid and hazardous waste, noise, radiation and vibration, for saving energy or for site reclamation? What is the market for environmental processes and technologies? What pollution prevention methods are used more frequently? What additional environmental practices have businesses adopted (for instance, are voluntary programs more popular than eco-labelling?)?

    This paper is based on results from the Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures. For the first time, the survey asked detailed questions on the type of environmental process or technology used and the adoption of environmental practices. The paper is a complement to both 1996-1997 and 1998 Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Business Sector reports (Catalogue no. 16F0006XIE).

    Release date: 2002-12-20
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