Originally posted in the Globe and Mail. Here’s the hard reality: The world will not be able to keep warming below 1.5 C, despite the significant progress at the COP28 climate conference, where countries explicitly called for a transition away from fossil fuels, among other significant measures. I don’t make this claim lightly. Missing the 1.5
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The Canada Growth Fund’s first carbon offtake agreement should be a stepping stone towards a broader contract for difference program
The American Inflation Reduction Act has opened big gaps between the incentives for low-carbon investment in Canada and the U.S., threatening our ability to compete in a world that is on a turbo-charged path to net-zero emissions.
Whether or not you believe that humanity has an existential imperative to cut greenhouse-gas emissions hardly matters anymore.
Alberta faces a make-or-break moment for its industrial carbon pricing system.
A single tax incentive under consideration in Ottawa has the potential to create jobs, grow businesses and investment, and cut Canada's carbon emissions.
Since the election and the party's disappointing result, some Conservative insiders have argued the leader's embrace of carbon pricing was a mistake that cost the party votes. But a new exit poll by Leger and Clean Prosperity shows that’s not true.
To meet its climate goals while remaining competitive, Canada needs a scheme to levy a charge on the carbon content of imports
To achieve its climate goals, Canada needs to decarbonize heavy industry while maintaining competitiveness; the best way to do this is by putting a charge on the carbon content of imports in a scheme similar to the one recently introduced by the European Union.
New poll data shows a surge in the number of Canadians who want urgent climate action.
A tool you’ve probably never heard of may be the key to enabling Canada's climate ambition. It's called border carbon adjustment, and it could change the way we pursue decarbonization.
If the effects of climate change on our planet don't concern you, the impacts on our economy should.
Where Ford once found himself boxed into an anti-carbon-tax corner, he's now been liberated by the Supreme Court. Now he has an opportunity to develop a climate policy that is popular with the public.