At Environmental Defence, we perform research and publish reports and guides to educate the public about environmental challenges facing our communities, then provide roadmaps for steps we can take to tackle these challenges. Take a look some of our most recent reports:


Our Reports

Oil, Gas and the Climate

Over the next five years, oil and gas companies plan to invest at levels that would lock in more than 2°C of warming. Eighty-five per ... Read More

Two Steps Back: How BC’s fossil fuel subsidies lock in carbon emissions

British Columbians may be surprised to learn that in 2018, their government handed out $830 million to the fossil fuel industry – and that’s just ... Read More

Strong Towns and Cities

As our population grows, where and how we build housing will affect our economy, jobs, traffic and municipal debt. For too long, urban sprawl and ... Read More

Failure To Launch

The Ontario government says it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions without putting a price on carbon pollution. This report examines if this promise holds up ... Read More

The Biggest Barrier to Climate Action in Canada: The Oil and Gas Lobby

This report documents the ways in which Canada's oil and gas lobby has undermined federal efforts to address climate change. Emissions from the oil and ... Read More

2019 Annual Report

From helping Canadians send over 190,000 letters to government and industry to securing 11 key environmental protection wins, 2018/2019 was a big year for Environmental ... Read More

Doubling Down With Taxpayer Dollars

In the last three fiscal years, the government of Alberta has provided $4.8 billion in subsidies to the oil, gas and coal industries through a ... Read More
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The Hidden Cost of Receipts

Every day, Canadians are exposed to BPA, a toxic chemical linked to prostate and breast cancer, simply by touching receipts. Even when steps are taken ... Read More

Our Guides

Toxic Ten: Skincare Guide

From washing your face to applying serum for a youthful complexion, our daily skincare routine may involve using as many as 16 personal care products ... Read More

Our Submissions

Joint Letter on Achieving Canada’s objectives through implementation of the Impact Assessment Act

This joint letter to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change urges the government to make the strong implementation of these laws a priority ... Read More