CCL Canada Education: CARBON TAXES OR CAP AND TRADE TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS with Dr. Nicholas RiversRead more
Now that we have a national carbon price in Canada, we have questions about cap and trade vs carbon taxes and how they will be coordinated. Dr. Nicholas Rivers, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy, obliged our volunteers.
BLOG: The Actuaries Climate Index – by Caterina Lindman, FCIA, FSA, Waterloo Region Leader, Citizens’ Climate LobbyRead more
Actuaries Climate Index, By Caterina Lindman, FCIA, FSA, Waterloo Region Leader, Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) is an objective, quarterly, online measure of changes in climate extremes and sea level in Canada and the United States relative to the 30-year period of 1961–1990. This educational tool can help actuaries, public policymakers, educators, and the general public to gain a better understanding of climate impacts.
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CCL Canadians created a pan-Canadian artistic response in defense of the Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change. Cathy Orlando (Sudbury) and Gerry Labelle (Nickel Belt) wrote a colloquy that highlights why they are hopeful about Canada transitioning to a low carbon economy. The contents are based on recent editorial packet developed by Cheryl McNamara (CCL Toronto): Should Canada’s Climate Change Plans be Trumped. Cheryl’s editorial packet was edited by Anita Payne (Lanark county). Then Laura Sacks (CCL Nelson) and Tanya Coad (Kootenay Coop Radio) produced an audio version of the faux conversation.
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As Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission pointed out in a blog on November 11: “Smart, well-designed carbon pricing that addresses competitiveness concerns still makes economic and environmental sense,” adding “for now, keep calm, and carry on.” With both economic and environmental incentives, backed by strong public support, keeping calm and carrying on in spite of the current U.S. landscape is sound advice.