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.
Oil and Gas Greenhouse Gas Regulations: The implications of alternative proposals
Canada's oil and gas industry is currently negotiating with the provincial and federal governments over new greenhouse gas regulations that will be rolled out nationally.Specific proposals are finally emerging that will define the greenhouse gas ambition and costs of nationally important…
Ontario Moving in the Right Direction on Climate Policy: IISD input on climate policy design to the Ministry of the Environment
A proposed move by Ontario to establish elements of a carbon pricing system is a major step forward for climate policy.This move forward could define how a provincial system covering multiple sectors might be viewed under federal equivalency. It also provides another opportunity to establish carbon…
Canadian Carbon Policy Year in Review and Emerging Trends, 2012
Carbon policy in Canada went through an important transition in 2012.The federal government began to fully assert its vision of carbon policy, while a number of provinces charted new directions in the post-Kyoto era. On paper, Canada is moving to reduce emissions, with more policy action in 2012 by…
Regulating Carbon in Canada Divergent Approaches: Greenhouse gas mitigation in Canada and Australia
With the release of Lessons for Canada: Implementation of Australia's Carbon Pricing Mechanism, IISD has developed a companion piece to provide some additional Canadian context to Tony Beck's analysis of the implementation of carbon pricing in Australia.We have provided a short briefing with some…
Regulating Carbon in Canada Lessons for Canada: Implementation of Australia's Carbon Pricing Mechanism
Through its Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada initiative, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has sought to provide insight regarding the impact of carbon pricing and regulatory schemes in Canada.While IISD's pieces have focused on Canadian policy strategies, this…
IISD Submission to the British Columbia Carbon Tax Review
British Columbia has undertaken a review of its current carbon tax structure.IISD offered this submission during the open comment period to offer its support for the carbon tax, analyze its economic and environmental impacts and highlight policy drivers that should be taken into consideration due…
Regulating Carbon in Canada: The impact of the federal government's proposed electricity coal performance standards
Dave Sawyer and Seton Stiebert developed economic modelling of the Canadian government's proposed electricity coal performance standards.They found that the impact of the regulations is likely to result in 5 million tonnes (Mt) of greenhouse gas reductions by 2020 at a technology cost of $26 per…
Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada Offsets and Canada's GHG Regulations: Reducing costs, improving competitiveness and lowering emissions
Dave Sawyer, Seton Stiebert and Dale Beugin undertake a study of how offsets can complement Canada's regulatory approach to greenhouse gas mitigation.They contend that the use of offsets can reduce costs, improve competitiveness and lower emissions in Canada. Given the fact that offset systems and…
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