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  • MEDIA RELEASE: National Climate Group Prepared For Possible Snap Election

    With the US election two weeks away, and a possible confidence vote in the House of Commons and thus another pending snap election again in Canada, elections are top of mind for Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Canada. They want the main federal parties to know that if an election is called their climate policies will be organized into a table for voters to quickly determine for themselves which party has the most adequate climate policies. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan group and it does not grade party-platforms.

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  • LASER TALK: Carbon Pricing Around the World Updated

    In the June 2020 paper Carbon Pricing Efficacy: Cross-Country Evidence, researchers used data from 142 countries over a period of two decades. They determined that the average annual growth rate of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion has been around 2 percentage points lower in countries that have had a carbon price compared to countries without.

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  • LASER TALKS: Climate Financial Shake-ups in 2020

    The year 2020 may very well be remembered as the year the financial market seriously awakened to the need for money to flow away from climate-destroying investments.

    Even cynics amongst us should be able to see glimmers of hope in these profound shake-ups in the financial world.

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Has Canada finally turned the corner on the climate emergency?

    Only when there are deeds, not words, will Canada have finally turned a corner on the climate emergency. Truly, Canada needs the level of cooperation for the climate emergency by parliamentarians it is currently experiencing for the COVID pandemic.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • LASER TALK: Balancing the Budget, Social Concerns, and the Climate

    Governments have the difficult yet doable task of balancing the budget, the climate crisis and social concerns. The Liberal Government is not on track to balancing our budget (1, 2). As well, despite signing the Paris Accord and having a national carbon pricing policy, Canada’s climate targets are still woefully inadequate (3). Ideally we need a carbon price of at least $150.00 tonne by 2030 (4). However, forty eight percent of Canadians are within $200 each month of not being able to make their bills (5). Clearly, we need to need carbon pricing to be revenue neutral.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada