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  • BLOG: Is carbon pricing always enough? by Judy O’Leary

    The Ecofiscal Commission agrees with CCL that carbon pricing is the most cost effective way to reduce GHGs in almost all cases, and “should do most of the heavy lifting.”  However, even a well designed carbon pricing system may benefit from complementary policies such as regulations, subsidies, education and direct government investment.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • OPEN LETTER: Our Request that the Standing Committee on Natural Resources Redouble Their Efforts to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Industry Subsidies

    There is an urgent need to reconsider the fossil fuel industry’s economic value chain in light of climate change. Negative taxes are artificially incentivizing companies to sink costs into infrastructure with  dubious prospects. The costs of  orphaned wells, tailing ponds, climate disruptions, and other externalities will be borne by future taxpayers long after fossil fuels have ceased to generate wealth. Climate change is a game changer.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • BLOG: British Columbia will increase its carbon tax

    The predictability of the BC carbon tax hike is key to de-risking clean tech adoption. De-risking is exactly what it sounds like: as fossil fuels become steadily more expensive, clean tech will become a predictably less risky investment. That will encourage more clean tech adoption and continue to drive down emissions.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • BLOG: All Levels of Governments Must Support the IPCC

    Governments and civil society, including Citizens’ Climate Lobby, depend on the work of the IPCC. The IPCC reports are invaluable documents to help all governments make smart, evidence-based decisions for our future. The price tag of $6 million dollars is priceless is comparison to the real world scenarios of mounting climate-related disasters.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • Media Release: Back to School and the Climate Crisis

    It’s that time of year again: back to school. New from the Canadian government is the climatekids.ca website . As the Crosby, Stills, and Nash songs says, “Children, teach your parents well”. The song also encourages parents to teach their children well too.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada