Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness

The Conference Board of Canada, December 3, 2015
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As world leaders gather at the Paris Conference of the Parties to consider action on climate change, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission will shed light on the issue of business competitiveness, in the context of an emerging patchwork of international and provincial carbon pricing policies.

You are invited to an exclusive webinar briefing with Chris Ragan, Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, for a presentation of the Commission’s findings and a candid discussion about how the recommendations can be applied to different sectors, provinces, and our economy as a whole.

Webinar Highlights

As national and provincial governments move carbon pricing forward at different paces and levels of stringency, concerns about business competitiveness often rise to the surface.

  • What is the scope of the challenge for different sectors in our provincial economies?
  • How can governments and industries determine, in an objective way, which businesses and sectors will face competitiveness pressures?
  • How can we design policy to address genuine concerns in an uneven carbon pricing landscape?
  • The Ecofiscal Commission’s research helps illuminate answers and offers a pragmatic starting point for broader discussion and information gathering required to address competitiveness issues head-on in a way that is fair, effective, and data-driven.

    About Chris

    Photo of Chris RaganDr. Chris Ragan is Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, McGill University. Prior to joining the faculty at McGill in 1989, Chris Ragan was the David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute. Dr. Ragan has a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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