This paper makes four basic points about movement toward a low carbon economy in Canada: first, that it is important for political leaders, policy analysts, and researchers to approach the issue in terms of a transition to a carbon-emission-free society; second, that in Canada the development of regional pathways to a low-carbon economy is crucial; third, that we need "green development strategies" if we are to maximize the opportunities presented by this transition; and finally, that we should think about low-carbon politics as well as low-carbon economics.

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Keywords Green development, Low-carbon economy, Politics, Regional decarbonization pathways, Transition
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2015-028
Journal Canadian Public Policy
Citation
Meadowcroft, J. (2016). Let's get this transition moving!. Canadian Public Policy (Vol. 42, pp. S10–S17). doi:10.3138/cpp.2015-028