Mercedes Marcano has a Master's in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa. During her studies, she became interested in how economic instruments can be used to solve environmental problems. This led her to become a Research Associate at Smart Prosperity Institute where she’s contributed to the development of numerous policy products including a report on the state of environmental markets in Ontario and the North American Climate Policy conference papers.
As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. Decent Work in the Green Economy, a new report from the Mowat Centre and Smart Prosperity Institute, explores this challenge. The report identifies where workers might be vulnerable to disruption, and considers where policy intervention may be beneficial.More