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Carbon taxes and cap and trade systems are spreading throughout North America.
Though we’ve been talking about tobacco taxation for decades, it was only in 2008 that “carbon tax” became a commonly heard phrase in Canada.
British Columbia’s Carbon Tax has been getting a lot of media attention in the last few days, and rightly so. While it is not without its skeptics, much of the opposition seems to grow out of a misunderstanding of how the tax works.
For well over a decade Dr. Olewiler has been a major proponent of pricing carbon and using extra revenue for projects that conserve natural capital.
News agencies were abuzz this morning with the news that the EU has approved of a carbon tax on all airlines flying in European air-space.
Whenever people talk about the potential effects of climate change and the possibilities for adaptation and mitigation, I always want to know what the deadline is. How long have we got?
Working on climate change issues can be challenging, especially when you compare what climate scientists say needs to be done with what politicians are (or are not) doing.
Carbon Talks worked with a number of businesses and environmental leaders to encourage the B.C. government to stay the course on carbon pricing, cap and trade and leadership in the Western Climate Initiative.
Today over 150 business, academic and NGO leaders sent a letter to Premier Christy Clark supporting the provincial government’s leadership role in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).
Kayla Van Egdom
On March 17, Carbon Talks hosted its third brown bag dialogue of the year. In the past, greenhouse gas emissions were essentially ‘free’ for the individuals and corporations emitting them, and only the environment paid the full price. During this dialogue, Nancy Olewiler asked “what do people do when they can get something for free? They take as much of it as they can!” The potential solution is BC’s carbon tax.
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