DATE: Wednesday June 3, 2015
TIMING: 5:00pm sharp to 6:45pm keynote, Paper Release and Panel Discussion; 6:45 to 7:30pm reception
PLACE: Desautels Hall (2/F South Building), Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street.
SYNOPSIS: On April 13, the Ontario Government announced its intention to join Quebec and California’s cap-and-trade market as part of its new climate action plan. With this new policy come important questions such as: what will be the impact on Ontario’s competitiveness? what are the risks and opportunities? what about systems transparency and how do we safeguard its integrity? As the Ontario Government works through the new cap-and-trade policy details, now is the time for business leaders to increase their understanding of this policy. The panel’s objective is to bring together leading government and business experts to share their practical experiences and policy expertise.
5:00pm WELCOME: Jamison Steeve, Executive Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Executive Director, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity
5:05pm KEYNOTE: Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company TOPIC: A Global Perspective on Competitiveness and Carbon Pricing
5:20pm PAPER RELEASE: Chris Ragan, Chair, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, McGill University TOPIC: Cap-and-Trade in Ontario: Framing the New Environment
5:30pm PANEL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Chris Ragan, Chair, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, McGill University
Guy Drouin, President and CEO Biothermica
Michael Gibbs, Assistant Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board
Faith Goodman, Vice President, Canadian Fuels Association
Ken Kimmel, Former Massachusetts Environment Commissioner and Chair of the Multi-State Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
6:15pm Audience Q&A
6:45pm Closing Remarks and Reception Begins
7:30pm Session Ends