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.
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