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An Action Plan for Kyoto

Briefing Paper by CCPA

This brief report, prepared by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), is a technical paper to accompany the CCPA’s Alternative Federal Budget 2003. As in several previous years, the CCPA argues the federal government will almost certainly post a much greater surplus in the 2002-03 fiscal year. Typically, the CCPA asserts, these “surprise” surpluses have been allocated to debt reduction.

The CCPA proposes another use for the surplus: rather than use the funds to make a mostly symbolic payment on the debt, the CCPA advocates rolling the funds into an innovative Kyoto Investment and Transition Fund that would allow Canada to easily meet its Kyoto targets over 10 years while simultaneously bolstering sustainable economic development. According to the CCPA, this fund would also allow for a transition strategy to assist workers adversely affected by action on climate change.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): CCPA;
Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2003; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Environment & Climate / Climate Change
Policy Articles / Environment & Climate / Climate Change / 2003
Policy Articles / Environment & Climate


Keywords / Tags:

Kyoto Protocol; budget surplus; debt reduction; Kyoto Investment and Transition Fund; Kyoto targets;