The 2% solution: Our stimulus plan for clean prosperity

For less than 2% of GDP, Canada could fund a climate war chest that fends off recession, gets us 70% of way to Paris targets

If there’s one element of the 2019 federal election campaign to take heart in, it’s the centrality of the climate crisis. After years of climate change being left out of official debates, it’s, at long last, being extensively debated, and Canadians are being asked to choose among a range of climate plans that differ greatly in terms of sense of urgency and stringency.

Most Canadians, we believe, are approaching their ballot choice with an understanding that climate action and economic prosperity aren’t a zero-sum or either/or proposition. But the scope of the economic opportunity that’s embedded in climate action is still widely under-estimated.

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