South Africa’s agriculture and food production industries are exempt from the carbon tax - for now.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer delivers a speech on the environment in Chelsea, Que. on June 19, 2019.
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The Conservatives' green investment standards may not have a direct impact on emissions. But with a few tweaks, it could be effective and affordable.
A smokey haze from wildfires burning in the region blankets Vancouver, B.C.
From heat stroke to asthma to lyme disease, climate change already poses a serious health risk.
Protesters hoist a placard depicting Justin Trudeau in Vancouver on June 18, 2019.
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If the climate is in peril, why has the federal government approved a pipeline that will ship close to 600,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to British Columbia?
Outside a coal burning power station in Witbank. Companies will now pay each time they emit a ton of greenhouse gases.
South Africa will introduce the carbon tax which should be used to ensure benefits to poor communities.
Soil carbon can play a role in tackling climate change.
Carbon in soil can help with tackling climate change. Maintaining soil quality by supporting farmers through economic incentives and technical approaches is important.
Carbon pricing is the most market-based means of addressing the climate crisis, yet it is strongly opposed by politicians that claim to support free markets.
The Gillard government kept 87% of its promises, though some had to be compromised to navigate a hung parliament.
While trust in politicians and political systems is lower than ever, new research shows the Gillard government kept most of its promises.
Three words, so much mileage: Tony Abbott’s anti-carbon tax refrain has been a fixture on the policy landscape for years.
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We've been here before. In fact we've been going round in circles on climate policy for decades, while the temperature (of the debate, as well as the planet) climbs ever higher.
Supporters wave signs during an anti-carbon tax rally in Calgary in October 2018.
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Given Alberta's innovative spirit and its emissions-reducing results, is this a time for the province to turn its back on carbon policy and tarnish its reputation in a world transitioning to lower carbon?
It’s difficult for farmers to pass on the additional costs from a carbon tax.
The bulk of Canada’s agricultural production is in the Prairie provinces.
Carbon taxes on fossil fuels such as gasoline help lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental taxes encourage consumers to conserve energy or switch to less carbon-intensive fuels.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the main champion of the Green New Deal proposal.
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The Green New Deal has shifted the debate over what to do about climate change.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils the Green New Deal resolution.
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By making people confront the scale of the climate challenge, the Green New Deal is a great leap forward.
Critics say the U.S. can’t afford a Green New Deal.
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Democrats such as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey are proposing an ambitious decarbonization plan that critics are calling unaffordable. A green economist explains how the US could pay for it.
In some provinces, families that heat with wood will pay no carbon tax but still get a refund.
Canadians will start paying for their carbon emissions this year, but the cost will depend on where they live.
Installing smart meters saves energy and creates jobs.
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It's often more effective, cheaper and less controversial than other efforts to confront climate change.
Wind power can create jobs for workers like these while cutting carbon pollution.
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There are ways to reduce the risk of protests like France's yellow vests movement.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about the federal government’s newly imposed carbon tax at an event in Toronto in October 2018.
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Canada's top-down approach to designing its climate policy has failed. It needs to find ways to engage with individuals.
Australians are full of good ideas. Many made their debut in the pages of The Conversation.
The Conversation played host to really important new ideas in 2018. Some will take years to develop. Others will never come to fruition. But they're important.