ec•o•fis•cal policy /ekōˈfiskəl/ adj.

An ecofiscal policy corrects market price signals to encourage the economic activities we do want (job creation, investment, and innovation) while reducing those we don’t want (greenhouse gas emissions and the pollution of our land, air, and water).

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In its final report, the Ecofiscal Commission takes a closer look at Canada’s options for achieving its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target. To reduce costs, carbon pricing should play a central role. To achieve our GHG target, carbon prices should continue to rise. Other policy approaches, though less visible, are more costly for Canadians.

A climate change plan without a price on carbon is like a house without a foundation. Sure, it can do the job, but you’ll take on a lot of unnecessary costs. Pollution pricing works. It’s working around the world. It’s working here in Canada.

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Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

Practical solutions for growing prosperity

Livable CitiesLivable Cities

Traffic congestion, overflowing landfills, and urban sprawl—these are some of the biggest challenges facing Canadian cities. We look at how new policies can make urban life more livable. Learn more.

Climate and EnergyClimate and Energy

From carbon pricing to energy subsidies, we analyze the policy opportunities and challenges defining Canada’s climate and energy landscape today. Learn more.

WaterWater

Can you put a price on clean water? We examine new Canadian policy solutions for water pollution, over-consumption, and infrastructure. Learn More.

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