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Canada-U.S Climate Policy Outreach Session – Montreal, Quebec – March 1, 2011

On March 1st, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy in collaboration with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America will host a half-day dialogue session in Montreal that will bring together thought leaders to review the NRTEE’s recent report Parallel Paths: Canada-U.S. Climate Policy Choices and discuss its findings and their implications for Canadian climate policy. The insights generated in this session will be combined with advice generated through dialogues being led by NRTEE across the country and submitted to the Minister of the Environment.


8:30 Registration and Networking
9:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the Day
9:15 NRTEE Parallel Paths Report Presentation and Discussion
10:15 Presentation of CEC Council Strategic Priorities 2010-2015: Climate Change and the Low-Carbon Economy
10:45 Dialogue Session Guiding Questions:Part 1:

If the US does not move forward on comprehensive national climate legislation, does this mean Canada too should not move forward?

Part 2:

How should the federal government move forward?  What role can/ should carbon pricing play?  What role can/should regulation play?

Part 3:
Is a North American carbon market and harmonized climate policy a viable goal?

11:45 Summary review of key issues and next steps
12:00 Adjourn


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