Tag: Policy POV

Policy POV: Advancing environmental solutions and addressing the procurement problem

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By Colin Isaacs The Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) held its annual Business + Policy Forum in May under the theme "Advancing Environmental Solutions in...

Policy POV: Tackling plastics pollution at home and abroad

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The Government of Canada is doing its part to tackle plastic pollution, both at home and abroad, as it helps to chart a roadmap...

Policy POV: Resolving the PFAS problem

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The Ontario Environment Industry Association became one of the first Canadian industry groups to hold a conference on the topic when it held a...

Policy POV: Industrial Pollution Penalties on the Rise?

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A recent study found that in many parts of the City of Toronto drivers found it cheaper to park illegally and to pay the...

Policy POV: How to validate your environmental claims and avoid greenwashing

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The terms “greenwash” and “greenwashing” were reportedly first used by American ecologist Jay Westerveld in the mid-1980s to describe the practice of making invalid...

Policy POV: Canada needs to turn on the taps for water...

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A June 2023 article from the Yale University School of the Environment with the intriguing title "Beyond the Yuck Factor: Cities Turn to 'Extreme'...

Policy POV: Barriers to effectively resolving environmental risks

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Politicians are not the only people who too often seem to believe that tough regulations can solve all of our environmental challenges. It is...

Policy POV: The big-ticket green budget

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The concept of a green economy, led by green budgets from governments, has been around for several decades but this year's budget may be...