2015 is poised to be a critical year for regional and global climate change commitments; all ramping up to the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this November/December. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
With Alberta’s Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) in play since 2007, the B.C. carbon tax in effect since 2008, and Ontario’s recent announcement to join the Quebec/California cap and trade system, will we hit our carbon reduction targets as a nation? What will federal leadership on Climate Change look like following the Fall election?
Join this informative, complimentary session to bring yourself up to speed on what you need to know regarding climate change and carbon pricing.
What You Will Learn:
- An overview of the existing regional carbon pricing models in Canada;
- What businesses can expect in the province of Ontario (given the recent announcement to join the California cap-and-trade system);
- What this means for the other provinces – does this move us closer to a national carbon strategy?
GlobeScan’s latest Canadian research on climate change attitudes including:
- Views of extreme weather patterns
- Necessity to take steps to reduce human cause of climate change
- Economy will be significantly damaged if we try to cut emissions
- Large companies have a responsibility to encourage governments to do more to address climate change
- Views of raising taxes on energy that most cause climate change to discourage use
- Preferred country strategy for COP21
- Alex Wood, Senior Director, Policy at Markets at Sustainable Prosperity
- Eric Whan, Director, Sustainability practice at GlobeScan Inc.