Energy & The Environment

Studying perspectives on climate change, the environment and energy

Energy & The Environment

Studying perspectives on climate change, the environment and energy

Today’s energy landscape is a challenging one for Canadians to navigate, both as consumers and as citizens. ​

Rising energy costs have caused deep financial stress in some parts of the country; a struggling oil and gas sector has caused widespread job losses elsewhere; and, all the while, the growing impacts of climate change are a constant reminder that our collective approach to energy supply and use needs to change. Environics helps organizations understand how Canadians see the large, complex issues associated with energy and the environment; and how these outlooks are changing in response to domestic and international events, policy changes, economic trends and uniquely Canadian regional dynamics.

Context and Clarity on Public Opinion

COVID-19 has completely altered the national conversation, but how has this shift affected Canadians’ views on the environment? Are Canadians more interested in planning ahead for climate change after experiencing the upheaval of the pandemic – including the benefits of preparedness in some areas and the damage of underinvestment in others? Do Canadians support the idea of a “green recovery”? Environics has been tracking Canadian opinion on the environment since 2007. Our semi-annual study helps organizations – governments, firms and the non-profit sector – understand how Canadians see the economy and the environment, and how their attitudes and expectations are changing as events unfold.

Communications that Resonate

To communicate effectively about a policy or program, leaders need to understand not just what’s important about their message, but what’s important to their audiences. Crafting truly relevant communications requires insight into the context in which they’re received. Our Social Values framework helps organizations communicate meaningfully – about issues, policies and strategy – by understanding their audiences’ outlooks and motivations.

Stakeholder Engagement

Whether the goal is stakeholder management or engaging hard-to-reach groups, Environics is skilled at using both traditional and state-of-the-art engagement tools to help you surface a representative spectrum of viewpoints. We create effective and efficient engagement experiences by combining methodological rigour with emerging tools and strategies for public participation. Our collaborative process empowers leaders to act on the evidence.

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