Greener on the other side
Seven environmental lessons can be learned by Canada from the European Union experience with environmental issues. These lesssons include measurement and assessment are fundamental to improving environmental performance; independent policy capacity can play an important role in developing new options and bringing them to public and decision makers' attention; it is important to build up the economic weight of environment-friendly industries; distributive issues really do matter; path dependency is real; real movement on environmental issues requires deep structural changes including the transformation of dominant socio-technical practices in key societal subsystems such as agriculture, energy and transport; and civic mobilization makes difference.
Meadowcroft, J. (2008). Greener on the other side.