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Bill C-12 is not a plan for Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but it would set targets to help it succeed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new climate plan: Q&A about Bill C-12

If Canada began to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about four per cent per year, we could still meet our 2030 climate targets.
After a six-month delay, the Supreme Court of Canada is hearing arguments against the federal carbon pricing system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court case on carbon price is about climate change, not the Constitution

The Paris climate change agreement aims to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures — and the federal carbon pricing plan was meant to help Canada meet its commitments.
A highway exchange stands empty of traffic after the government implemented restrictions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Lima, Peru, on March 18, 2020. Does the global response to COVID-19 suggest there’s hope for climate action? AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

Coronavirus response proves the world can act on climate change

The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.
The time has come to accept that energy corridors and fossil fuel exports will be a declining feature of Canada’s economic future. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The economic illusions of the Canadian election

In the aftermath of the election, what is striking about many of the policy positions of Canada's federal parties is their timidity, especially when it comes to climate change.
Wind turbines are slowly replacing coal plants in Germany, an industrial powerhouse with a conservative government and a strong climate agenda. Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

Market-based policies work to fight climate change, from India to Jamaica

Conservatives worldwide favor carbon pricing, cap-and-trade systems and other innovative environmental plans – just not in the United States.

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