Global Carbon Taxes: Are We Paying Enough?

Credit to Author: Ciara Gillan| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:11:10 +0000

Last month, the IMF released its Fiscal Monitor, a biannual report on how to mitigate climate change. The report argued that it is possible to switch from a reliance on fossil fuels to cleaner energy and still sustain vigorous economic growth and generate employment. However, for this to take place, countries needed to distribute the costs and benefits in a manner that supported those that really needed it. 

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UPDATE: Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Comparison, Now With Mayor Pete

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:37:32 +0000

With Buttigieg surging, and CleanTechnica’s deep dives into the front runners (and Yang’s) plans completed, it’s time for the overview comparison, now with Mayor Pete added

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Mayor Pete’s Climate Plan Has Good Coverage & A Carbon Price, But Too Little Funding

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:35:51 +0000

Pete Buttigieg’s climate action plan is not nearly as strong as Warren’s, and the lack of funding puts it close to the level of Biden’s at the bottom of the heap. The major saving grace is the price on carbon

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The Development of Global Carbon Taxes: Monthly Update

Credit to Author: Ciara Gillan| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 23:20:32 +0000

According to a yearly in-depth report from the World Bank in June 2019, 57 countries have committed to implementing or scheduling carbon pricing initiatives, including a carbon tax. So far, 46 national and 28 subnational jurisdictions have adopted carbon pricing to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and keep in line with their 2030 objectives and the Paris Agreement. And since last year’s report, 11 more countries have committed to scheduling carbon pricing for implementation

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Will The Forthcoming New Danish Climate Law Boost A Carbon Tax?

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:00:29 +0000

In the beginning of September the newly elected Danish government, comprised of the parties Socialdemokratiet, Radikale, Socialistisk Folkeparti, and Enhedslisten, started its work on a new climate law. Denmark already has a climate law in place from the former Venstre led government, but it was not overly ambitious and not legally binding

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Upcoming Canadian Federal Election Is About Climate Change

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:54:46 +0000

Canada has been a global leader for decades. We are part of the G7 and G20. Canada and the world can’t afford a return to Conservative leadership until they join us in this century

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#EC2019 Part 4: BC Is A Global Climate Leader, But Needs Canada & US To Keep Up

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 19:30:41 +0000

CleanBC logoBC’s climate action plans are excellent, but the province can’t go it alone. At 5 million people and $240 billion CAD in GDP, it’s too small

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Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan: Excellent On Electrification, But Concerningly Authoritarian & Populist – #Election2020

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:36:05 +0000

Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change

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