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Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Canada but not everyone agrees on what it should look like. A look at a potential policy with both Stewart Elgie, Professor at the University of Ottawa and Philip Cross, former Chief Economic Analyst at Statistics Canada.
By: Paul Lanoie
A major challenge facing society is discovering new ways to grow economies without growing environmental impacts, commonly referred to as “decoupling” economic growth from environmental degradation.
B.C. brought in a carbon tax, fuel use dropped 16% while it rose 3% in the rest of Canada.
Nicholas Rivers, Chairholder, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy, University of Ottawa tells BNN that the economics support a carbon tax.
Ontario has promised to adopt a carbon pricing system to discourage its residents from buying and using carbon emitting fuels.
Dozens of economists, analysts, investors and financial bloggers sent us what they consider the most important charts for Canada as we head into 2015
Alex Wood joins BNN to talk green bonds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander Wood of Sustainable Prosperity explains green and climate-themed bonds on The Exchange with Amanda Lang.
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?
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.
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.