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Perhaps obvious to climate nerds out there, but #IMF #fossilfuel #subsidies report has important implications for #carbonpricing THREAD
It’s VERY hard to take #carbonpricing seriously when #fossilfuel #subsidies create a countervailing negative price. /1
Beyond obvious enviro and econ damage, subsidies do not bode well for sub-national and regional pricing policies. Optimists point to local/subnat’l initiatives as sources of bottom-up approaches. Some of these will be limited by idiot federal policies like #subsidies /2
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My top ten takeaways from today's SKCA decision upholding the federal carbon pricing law:

1. The Court recognized the gravity of the issue: “…climate change caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the great existential issues of our time.” (para 4)
2. The Court acknowledged that the threat is global: “…climate change has emerged as a major threat, not just to Canada, but to the planet itself.” (para 144)
3. The Court agreed that climate change is an emergency: “Climate change is doubtless an emergency in the sense that it presents a genuine threat to Canada.” (para 202)
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Has anyone read the "Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends"? I'll paste it here. About 30 Nobel Laureate economists, 4 former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers have signed it this in favour of "#carbontax" (1)
Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends

Global climate change is a serious problem calling for immediate national action. Guided by sound economic principles, we are united in the following policy recommendations. (2)
I. A carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed that is necessary. (3)
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