If policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are to succeed, they need to be carefully designed and implemented, with an eye to both environmental effectiveness and economic competitiveness.
As indicated in its report released in January 2008, and entitled Getting to 2050: Canada?s Transition to a Low-emission Future, the NRTEE believes that strong, consistent and economy-wide pricing is required as soon as possible if cost-effective emission reductions are to be sustained to mid-century and likely beyond.
Recognizing this, the Round Table has engaged Canada?s leading experts on the issue to provide research and advice for the design and implementation of a national carbon emissions pricing package to achieve the Government of Canada?s medium and long-term emission reduction targets. Through original modelling, we are analyzing a number of interrelated issues, including the need for low-emission technology investments, competitiveness, sectorial and regional effects, and federal-provincial governance.
Start Date: February 2008
Report Released: April 16, 2009
Carbon Pricing Outreach 2008: "Getting to 2050 Starting aNational Dialogue"
Carbon Pricing Expert Advisory Committee Meetings 2008:
Senior Policy Advisor
Complete list of members