Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada
Recognizing the need to rethink climate policy along regulatory lines, IISD launched Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada.
The carbon pricing discourse of the last two decades has been reset as the Canadian government moves to regulate carbon emissions with performance regulations. IISD's initiative has three key objectives:
- Identify the best way to regulate carbon emissions.
- Explore how federal regulations can coexist with diverse provincial carbon pricing and regulatory actions.
- Provide recommendations on how Canada can achieve a coherent national carbon mitigation framework.
To achieve these objectives, IISD will convene leading thinkers on mitigation policy, use analytics to make public information on policy choices and communicate key findings to help inform the development of Canadian greenhouse gas mitigation policy.
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