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Canada — Carbon footprints increase with income

November 17, 2011

Carbon footprints increase with income
Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

A new CCPA report finds household carbon footprints increase with income. In fact, the richest 20% of Canadian households are responsible for almost double the greenhouse gas emissions of those in the lowest-income group. The study, by Marc Lee and Amanda Card, concludes that GHG reduction policies must take inequality into consideration in order to be effective.

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