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Better Together: The Costs and Benefits of an Integrated North American Cap-and-Trade Policy

Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the United States

Conference cohosted by the C.D. Howe Institute and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

February 3, 2010


The Peterson Institute for International Economics and the C.D. Howe Institute of Canada held a half-day conference on February 3, 2010, to examine US and Canadian climate change policies and prospects going forward in light of the outcome of the Copenhagen summit in December 2009. The conference organizers had two objectives: to examine each country's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to assess the potential costs and benefits of coordinating those efforts more closely, including through an integrated North American carbon trading regime. Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer delivered the keynote address on current climate change efforts in Canada and provided a Canadian perspective on evolving US policies.

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Keynote Address
Gary Doer
, Canadian Ambassador to the United States


Session I: The Political Economy of Canadian and US Cap-and-Trade Policies
Moderator: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speakers: James Bradbury, World Resources Institute; Gary N. Horlick, Law Offices of Gary N. Horlick



Session II: Trade Rules and Legislation
Speakers: Jeffrey J. Schott and Meera Fickling, Peterson Institute for International Economics



Session III: The Costs and Benefits of Creating a Unified Cap-and-Trade System
Speakers: Carolyn Fischer, Resources for the Future; Dave Sawyer, EnviroEconomics

 


Event Materials

Policy Brief 09-18: Setting the NAFTA Agenda on Climate Change
Jeffrey J. Schott and Meera Fickling
August 2009
 

Policy Brief 09-17: The Economics of Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Trevor Houser
August 2009
 

Presentation: North American Carbon Trading and Economic Integration [pdf]
Jeffrey J. Schott and Meera Fickling
February 3, 2010

Presentation: Better Together? Linking Climate Policy with the United States [pdf]
Dave Sawyer
February 3, 2010

Presentation: Recent Developments in US Climate Policy [pdf]
James Bradbury
February 3, 2010


Agenda

Welcome and Introductions Duncan Munn, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, C.D. Howe Institute

C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics

 
Keynote Address The Honorable Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
Session I: The Political Economy of Canadian and US Cap-and-Trade Policies
 
Moderator Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speakers James Bradbury, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute

Gary N. Horlick, Law Offices of Gary N. Horlick, Washington, DC

 
Session II: Trade Rules and Legislation

 
Speakers Jeffrey J. Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Meera Fickling, Research Analyst, Peterson Institute for International Economics

 
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Session III: The Costs and Benefits of Creating a Unified Cap-and-Trade System

 
Speakers Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Dave Sawyer, EnviroEconomics