Monthly archives

The case for a carbon tax in Canada

In this latest addition to Canada 2020’s federal policy paper series, Nic Rivers from the University of Ottawa makes a convincing and comprehensive case for a carbon tax in Canada that moves well beyond the current sector-by-sector approach installed by the Harper government. Click to read the full report.

read more

A significant gesture

In announcing a meaningful plan to fight climate change, US President Obama has put forward one of the most significant acts of his presidency. The objective announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce power plants carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels) represents the largest effort ever undertaken by the […]

read more

Why would Canadians buy carbon pricing?

This paper serves as a summary of background information on climate and carbon pricing, how we got to the current political deadlock, and some options and factors that will influence decisions going forward. A first step is to reignite enthusiasm for this topic through identifying a refreshed mode of discussion. We can then begin to define a constructive and positive course of action that is based on a common Canadian sense of purpose that enables us truly to lead in this area.

read more