A carbon tax is a fee assessed on the carbon content of fuels. In effect, it’s a tax on the carbon dioxide emitted when fossil fuels are burned to make electricity or heat or to power engines.
Find out where carbon taxes have been enacted or proposed around the world, including in Canada, Ireland, Australia, Chile, Scandinavia, and Washington State.
China surged past the United States a decade ago to become the world’s #1 carbon emitter, but it looks like its emissions are peaking and will soon fall.
Quick answers to 30 questions about carbon taxes, including how to make them fair and why they’re needed to prevent climate catastrophe.
Read CTC’s open letter to Paris climate negotiators signed by 32 experts including Nobel laureates and former cabinet secretaries, calling for a global carbon price.
CTC’s report showing that BC’s flagship tax on carbon pollution has cut carbon emissions faster than in the rest of Canada, without slowing economic activity.