Engineering a ‘green recovery’ is a terrible idea | The Globe and Mail

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Published: 1Jun2020

June 1, 2020 | In the coming weeks, the federal government is expected to begin crafting a stimulus package to lift Canada out of the economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on which cabinet ministers have been assigned to the project, it seems clear the Liberals want to incorporate their climate goals into the package, addressing climate change and economic recovery at the same time. Is a stimulus package the best way to deal with a pandemic recession? And is mounting a “green recovery” the most efficient strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Professor Christopher Ragan and Associate Professor Andrew Potter assess the federal government’s forthcoming plan to revive the economy and tackle climate change.

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