CIVL 250

Discussion 3

Updated 2019-06-05

Topic: AGREE OR DISAGREE: A national carbon tax is an inappropriate mechanism by which governments can meet NDCs.

Research

NDC: Recall NDC is Nationally Determined Contribution set at the Paris Agreement (COP 21). NDC is the amount of effort put in by a country to reduce its national emissions, and adapt to the impact of climate change.

Facts

Opinion

Crazy idea:

Verdict: it’s no a yes/no answer. While it might push us in meeting NDC, it takes a toll in every other aspect of Canadians, especially those who don’t live in year-round nice weather seasons like Vancouver.

  1. Canada’s Nationally Determined Contributions: https://www.climatescorecard.org/2018/06/canadas-nationally-determined-contribution/ 

  2. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/oct/26/canada-passed-a-carbon-tax-that-will-give-most-canadians-more-money  2

  3. https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/greenhouse-gas-emissions.html  2

  4. https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/6965/the-pan-canadian-framework-on-climate-change-ontario-v-ottawa 

  5. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/data/statistics/economy/bc-economic-accounts-gdp 

  6. https://www.government.se/government-policy/taxes-and-tariffs/swedens-carbon-tax/ 

  7. https://www.chatelaine.com/living/politics/federal-carbon-tax-canada/ 

  8. https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/swe/ 

  9. https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/can 

  10. http://prairieclimatecentre.ca/2018/03/where-do-canadas-greenhouse-gas-emissions-come-from/