Carbon pricing

Jessica Green, Laura Tozer & Emily Eaton

As long as Canada continues to underwrite the oil and gas industry, it cannot make meaningful progress on the economic transformation needed to address climate change.

Adrienne Tanner
Rev. David Haslam, a Methodist anti-poverty and tax justice crusader at a side event to the UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 8. Photo by Adrienne Tanner / Canada's National Observer

November 9th 2021

Rev. David Haslam, a well-known British human rights and tax justice firebrand, has this little joke he tells. “I am really worried about the souls of the wealthy.”

“If we are going to save their souls, we’re going to have to take some money off them.”

Seth Klein
Premier John Horgan released his government’s CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 this week, but Seth Klein is not impressed. Photo via Province of British Columbia / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

October 27th 2021

This week, as governments prepare to head off to Glasgow, Scotland, for the UN’s COP26 climate negotiations, the B.C. government released the long-awaited update to its provincial climate plan, dubbed its “CleanBC Roadmap to 2030.”

Elaine Graham-Leigh

Dawson’s People’s Power argues for localised renewable infrastructure, but central, collective and democratic planning is what is needed, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh.

Primary Autor - Mitchell Beer
Downtown Toronto - George Socka/Wikimedia Commons

Apr. 19, 2021

Two veteran public interest researchers have come up with a troubling equation they say is at the heart of the federal government’s climate strategy: Carbon Pricing + Hydrogen + Carbon Capture + Nuclear = Paris 2030 and beyond.

Justin Mikulka
Tax refund graphic - Taxes U-turn Sign. Credit: efile989, CC BY-SA 2.0 and Oil Well Credit: Maarten Heerlein, CC BY 2.0. Adapted by: Justin Mikulka

Apr 4, 2021

New calls for market-based approaches to limiting climate pollution raise concerns about these policies’ effectiveness

The fossil fuel industry and its investors have financially benefited from tax policies and subsidies designed to reduce the emissions from oil, gas, and coal — sometimes without taking the action required to tackle climate change.


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