Summary

The goal of this project was to develop a regional approach to both energy and climate change, as the two policy areas are closely linked. Canada West Foundation suggested that an effectively integrated energy and climate policy strategy at a regional level could provide a template for a national approach, and would help ensure that regional perspectives would be represented in national discussions. This project set out to create an inventory of provincial, territorial, and federal climate change policies to date. It assessed climate change policies undertaken by specific cities. The project culminated in a series of publications that provided guidance on how an effective energy and climate policy should be developed, with the interests of the four western Canadian provinces significantly represented, in hopes that regional tensions could be mitigated.