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Paul Boothe and Felix-Antoine Boudreault | Carving up Canada’s climate change burden

  • Maclean's Magazine
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  • Feb 19, 2016
Paul Boothe and Felix-Antoine Boudreault | Carving up Canada’s climate change burden

If Canada wants to meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs), it will take a co-operative effort.

In their op-ed for Maclean’s  Professor Paul Boothe, Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, and Visiting Fellow Felix Boudreault question who will take responsibility for reducing GHGs and what is the best way to share that responsibility among regions. They also present new Lawrence Centre research on different approaches to sharing the burden for climate change action.

“Meeting our 2030 GHG target means fundamentally restructuring our society to emit less carbon. Individuals, businesses and governments will have to change their ways if we are to become a low-carbon society,” said Boothe and Boudreault. “If the challenge of transforming our society is not complex enough, we also have to solve the governance problem because in the Canadian federation, provinces and the federal government share responsibility for safeguarding the environment.”