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WEBINAR: Supporting Carbon Pricing

Jun 13 2017 - 10:00am

This webinar with guest speaker Chris Ragan will focus on the role of complementary policies in supporting carbon pricing, including what considerations should be used in designing and evaluating individual policies and overall climate packages.

Case studies will illustrate the all-important role of cost-effectiveness.

Carbon pricing is the simplest and most cost-effective way to lower greenhouse gas emissions, so it should do most of the heavy lifting in reducing our emissions. However, it can’t quite do it all. Some other policies are therefore needed. But these should complement carbon pricing. How should governments choose which policies are in and which are out? And what is the right policy mix of pricing versus non-pricing policies?

About the speaker:

Chris Ragan is chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission and associate professor in the department of economics at McGill University. He is also a member of the federal finance minister’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth.