Canada is still a rogue state on climate change

It has now been two years since world leaders created the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. At those meetings, the Canadian delegation joined a broad coalition aiming to keep “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the…
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A reality check on a national carbon price

After years of waffling, Canada is finally moving forward?on climate action, including the thorny issue of putting a price on carbon. Last December, Canada helped usher in?the Paris Agreement, a new international framework to reduce the carbon pollution that is warming the planet. On the domestic front, federal and provincial…
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Previewing Canada’s climate action plan

It’s been six months since First Ministers unveiled the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change. At the time, the Declaration was somewhat of a disappointment: no new national greenhouse gas?reduction target; no consensus on carbon pricing; and a parallel push for?pipelines (for a review and analysis, see this…
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A carbon tax comes to Alberta

Alberta’s 2016 Budget presents its plan to price carbon, in two parts: a new Carbon Levy applied to transportation and heating fuel, at $20 per tonne of CO2 (4.5 cents per litre at the pump) starting January 2017, rising to $30 (6.7 cents per litre) in 2018; and, changes to…
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