Climate action

I checked in with other members of Citizens Climate Lobby http://canada.citizensclimatelobby.org and we suggest: - carbon tax should have NO exemptions (and we should lobby the federal govt. to establish border tax adjustments so that our businesses are not at a disadvantage compared to others in areas that still don't have a full price on carbon) - end fossil fuel subsidies (including the way our transportation system favours carbon intensive transportation) - job retraining, education to help workers make the shift - support for community renewable energy - better public transit (including more user-friendly requirements for long distance bus service, such as more reliable service than that offered currently by Greyhoud)

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  • commented 2017-03-07 10:12:39 -0800
    I look forward to the BC Green Party coming out with a detailed climate action plan. I hope it will follow the recommendations of the Climate Leadership Team. BC needs a more comprehensive and steadily increasing carbon tax. While this is the most efficient and cost effective way to decrease GHG emissions, it is critical to have objective third party monitoring of GHG emissions to ensure that actions taken are in fact bringing about decreases in emissions, especially in the face of planned LNG expansion. All upstream emissions from sources such as fracking need to be included.
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  • commented 2017-03-07 08:04:54 -0800
    Regarding the BC carbon tax, it is really important for it to rise steadily each year to be efffective. It has been frozen since 2012 and our emissions are rising.

    Citizens Climate Lobby advocates for carbon fee and dividend, with all revenue being distributed equally to citizens in the form of a monthly dividend. This will help offset rising costs and create public support.

    We recommend removing fossil fuel subsidies (including government ministries who exist to help fossil fuel development) and clamping down of tax loopholes/offshoring as a means to fund low carbon initiatives like public transit, low carbon infrastructure and education.
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