Tag: Carbon Tax

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G20-Leaders-Follow-the-Money (1)Citizens Climate International is asking G20 leaders to ‘’Follow the Money”…….’It is similar to the #G7 #SteerUsToSafety campaign where you all asked friends and family to send letters and secured 1194 letters from 80 countries.  We know that German Chancellor Olaf Scholtz, the G7 was informed directly of all your work. Together across the…

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A Guardian report on the 5th October examines the predictions of a chapter in the current IMF half yearly World Economic Outlook report. It  has a chapter titled Near-Term Macroeconomic Impact of Decarbonization Policies. The chapter models the cost of delaying the tackling of climate change until ‘conditions are right’ and current global inflation has…

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a policy that provided the finance needed to tackle the energy-bill crisis whilst, at the same time, tackling climate change? Well there is, and all it requires is a small change to a policy already implemented and already supported across the political spectrum—we should continue to provide government…

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When Canada’s climate income policy (Climate Action incentive Payment) was implemented in 2019 it became evident that householders did not equate the tax rebate with compensation for the rising price of fossil fuels. Political opponents could therefore argue that the policy was harming families, although despite this the policy has survived two elections. The government…

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Last year the IMF called for a globally applied carbon price floor corresponding to a country’s wealth, with a suggested tariff in 2021 of $75 for the wealthiest countries and $25 for less developed countries. Today in the Times (paywall) Mehreen Khan, the economics editor, makes the case for an effective international carbon pricing system rather…

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UBI Center is a think tank whose mission is “To make universal basic income the world’s most thoroughly researched economic policy“. They have just published (23rd April) a blog discussing their analysis of carbon pricing with dividends in the UK and the results won’t surprise anyone in CCL. They start by pointing out that the…

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The progressive think tank Autonomy, which researches solutions for climate change, the future of work and economic planning published a (very readable) report titled ‘Toll Gates and Money Pumps: Why carbon taxation could be a simple, fair and transformative policy instrument’ on the 21st of March. The report outlines how a globally applied carbon fee…