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Alexander Wood of Sustainable Prosperity explains green and climate-themed bonds on The Exchange with Amanda Lang.
Alex Wood joins BNN to talk green bonds.
A new Climate Bonds - Sustainable Prosperity report launched today says that Canadian climate bonds market has surged in 2014. A total of C$28bn in climate bonds has been issued, up 78% over 2013.
Canada’s market for climate-themed bonds totalled $28 billion in 2014, a substantial increase that reflects growing interest in green bonds, according to a report issued Monday.
After sitting on the capital market sidelines for nearly three years, Canadian-issued green bonds entered the game as star players in 2014. In fact, they pulled in $1.2 billion (U.S.) from investors by October, compared to nothing in 2013.
Green bonds – which raise money for projects that help mitigate climate change – have grown from a niche market to a substantial portion of the fixed income market, a new report says.
By Markham Hislop
If the CEO of Canada’s largest energy company thinks a Canadian carbon tax is a good thing, is it time to seriously consider one?
By Bruce Cheadle
OTTAWA - Canadian policy-makers can expect to come under intense pressure now that the United States and China have reached a ground-breaking agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Almost exactly a year ago, the governments of Quebec and California announced an unprecedented North American partnership to link their carbon markets, as part of the Western Climate Initiative.
Imagine if there was something the world was producing a lot of, and it was essential for the future of the planet to figure out how to produce less of it.
Put a price on pollution and stop taxing income, employment and profits.
That’s the idea behind a new high-profile commission that hopes to restructure the tools Canada uses to guide its economy.
By Shawn McCarthy
A team of Canada’s most prominent economists and former political leaders have banded together to urge governments to reform their fiscal policies to improve environmental protection and economic performance.
By Eric Andrew-Gee
A new group hopes that bringing together strange political bedfellows can convince Canadians to invest in a cleaner environment. Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, launched Tuesday at the Design Exchange, hopes its eye-catching ranks will draw attention to ideas that have sometimes been seen as politically toxic.
By James Munson
Canadian governments should marry their fiscal systems with environmental protection in a historic shift that would be on par with public health care and free trade in its ramifications, said a new commission launched today in Toronto.