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 January 22, 2015 B.C.’s carbon tax shift works

B.C. brought in a carbon tax, fuel use dropped 16% while it rose 3% in the rest of Canada.

 January 18, 2015 Do carbon taxes work?

Ontario has promised to adopt a carbon pricing system to discourage its residents from buying and using carbon emitting fuels.

 December 11, 2014 The charts every Canadian should watch in 2015

Dozens of economists, analysts, investors and financial bloggers sent us what they consider the most important charts for Canada as we head into 2015

 December 11, 2014 Green bond boom

Alexander Wood of Sustainable Prosperity explains green and climate-themed bonds on The Exchange with Amanda Lang.

 December 8, 2014 Green bond market takes off

Alex Wood joins BNN to talk green bonds.

 December 8, 2014 Canadian climate bond market surges 78% over year

A new Climate Bonds - Sustainable Prosperity report launched today says that Canadian climate bonds market has surged in 2014. A total of C$28bn in climate bonds has been issued, up 78% over 2013.

 December 8, 2014 Canadian market for 'climate-themed' bonds grows to $28B

Canada’s market for climate-themed bonds totalled $28 billion in 2014, a substantial increase that reflects growing interest in green bonds, according to a report issued Monday.

 December 8, 2014 The growth of green bonds

After sitting on the capital market sidelines for nearly three years, Canadian-issued green bonds entered the game as star players in 2014. In fact, they pulled in $1.2 billion (U.S.) from investors by October, compared to nothing in 2013.

 December 8, 2014 Canada takes big step in growing green bonds market

Green bonds – which raise money for projects that help mitigate climate change – have grown from a niche market to a substantial portion of the fixed income market, a new report says.

 November 17, 2014 BC carbon tax hailed as textbook case of good public policy

By Markham Hislop

If the CEO of Canada’s largest energy company thinks a Canadian carbon tax is a good thing, is it time to seriously consider one?

 November 12, 2014 U.S.-China Climate Deal To Turn Up Pressure On Canada

By Bruce Cheadle

OTTAWA - Canadian policy-makers can expect to come under intense pressure now that the United States and China have reached a ground-breaking agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

 November 10, 2014 Opinion: 'Ecofiscal' policies adjust market forces for the sake of the environment

Almost exactly a year ago, the governments of Quebec and California announced an unprecedented North American partnership to link their carbon markets, as part of the Western Climate Initiative.

 November 7, 2014 How to fight global warming without destroying the economy? Use a little Econ 101

Imagine if there was something the world was producing a lot of, and it was essential for the future of the planet to figure out how to produce less of it.

 November 4, 2014 EcoFiscal group seeks a way to tax pollution, not jobs

Put a price on pollution and stop taxing income, employment and profits.

That’s the idea behind a new high-profile commission that hopes to restructure the tools Canada uses to guide its economy.

 November 4, 2014 High-profile group urges fiscal reform to help environment, economy

By Shawn McCarthy

A team of Canada’s most prominent economists and former political leaders have banded together to urge governments to reform their fiscal policies to improve environmental protection and economic performance.


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