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Policy Brief:
Accelerating Clean Innovation in Canada 
April 2017

The world is facing unprecedented and growing environmental challenges. At the same time, the pace of technological change to address those challenges is accelerating, offering both environmental solutions and economic opportunities.

Nations and businesses are seeking new ways of generating economic growth that put less strain on the planet. Achieving this means accelerating clean innovation – that is, new technologies, products and business practices that improve environmental performance.

Accelerating clean innovation across all sectors of the economy represents a two-pronged opportunity for Canada. It can help meet environmental commitments as well as secure competitive economic advantages that grow the economy and create jobs.