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"If we can get companies putting their innovative genius to work on solving environmental problems, we're going to find solutions that we can't even imagine today," says Stewart Elgie, a professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa.
In a welcome development, businesses are asking world leaders to do more to address climate change.
In the words of that respected business magazine, British Columbia's carbon tax has proven itself "a winner" that cuts pollution without hurting the economy.
Building a high performance, lower carbon economy is a critical economic opportunity and a vital environmental responsibility for Canada.
Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Canada but not everyone agrees on what it should look like. A look at a potential policy with both Stewart Elgie, Professor at the University of Ottawa and Philip Cross, former Chief Economic Analyst at Statistics Canada.
By: Paul Lanoie
A major challenge facing society is discovering new ways to grow economies without growing environmental impacts, commonly referred to as “decoupling” economic growth from environmental degradation.
B.C. brought in a carbon tax, fuel use dropped 16% while it rose 3% in the rest of Canada.
Nicholas Rivers, Chairholder, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy, University of Ottawa tells BNN that the economics support a carbon tax.
Ontario has promised to adopt a carbon pricing system to discourage its residents from buying and using carbon emitting fuels.
Dozens of economists, analysts, investors and financial bloggers sent us what they consider the most important charts for Canada as we head into 2015
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.