Building support for carbon pricing among Canadians
This brief report digs into the results of questions about support for carbon pricing in the 2017 Climate of Change Survey. Among its findings is that while individual attitudes on carbon pricing are difficult to change (total support stood at just 53%, compared to 50% in 2011), indirect communications that avoids the “cost-frame” may win over key segments of society.
Keywords: carbon tax, fossil fuels, accountability, polluters pay, Pan Canadian Framework on Clean growth and Climate Change, frames
Erick Lachapelle, PhD, Université de Montréal