"To improve its overall performance, Canada must promote economic growth without further degrading the environment, partly by encouraging more sustainable consumption."
Canada an environmental slouch, study says
Mon Nov 3, 2008
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's environmental record is among the worst in the industrialized world, due in part to its poor performance fighting global warming, according to a report from the Conference Board of Canada on Monday.
Canada placed 15th among 17 peers, beating only Australia and the United States. Greenhouse gas emissions, high garbage production, and rampant overuse of fresh water were its biggest environmental problems.
"Without serious attention to environmental sustainability, Canada puts its society and its quality of life at risk," the independent research organization said in the report. MORE >>>