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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