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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Canada Budget 2017 Installment #1: The Trend To Clean Energy Is Irreversible

    CO2 is rising faster now than in other time in human history. Going forward, Canada and the world needs a carbon price of at least $150 tonne by 2030, elimination of fossil fuel subsidies, and border tax adjustments to level the playing field with countries that don’t have equivalent carbon prices. Most importantly, carbon pricing must protect the poor and middle class and be impervious to cynical and populist attacks. Climate and energy are highly connected and complex files. Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers across Canada are here to help create political will one riding at a time.

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    Frankly, Canada’s current carbon price of $50 per tonne by 2022 won’t be enough to meet Canada’s goal of reducing emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. As well, this goal is woefully inadequate. If every country adopted Canada’s targets, this would not keep warming below 2oC, let alone the 1.5oC nations promised to pursue in Paris.

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  • BLOG: International Women’s Day and Climate Change

    March 8 is International Women’s Day. With the election of Donald Trump and all the unraveling of climate action in the USA, as a mother of three girls, protecting my daughters and all women from the ravages of climate chIMG_2007ange is what I am thinking about.

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  • LASER TALK: How Revenue-Neutral Carbon Pricing Alone Will Spur Low-Carbon Investments

    There are already rumblings of a populist revolt over the cost of cap and trade in Ontario. As well, others have opposed revenue neutrality. They want the government to invest the revenue in various ways to help the transformation to a low-carbon economy. They ask, “where else will the investment money come from?” The simple answer is that higher fossil fuel costs will spur the investment needed for this transformation much more efficiently than would government spending.

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  • CCL Canada Education: A discussion about Quebec and California’s Cap and Trade Program with Dr. Mark Purdon of IQ Carbone

    Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada lobbies for a carbon fee and dividend. The Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Energy allows for provinces to choose their own carbon pricing policy. Mark Purdon introduced us to the complex cap and trade program and answered our questions.

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