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Climate Change Strategy and Emissions Reduction Policies

11:15 am - 1:30 pm

Register by May 18, 2017

The federal government's announcement of a nation-wide price on carbon in October 2016 has left Canadian provinces with two options for meeting the national requirement: a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program. Some provinces have already implemented these, others have chosen alternative mechanisms such as energy efficiency programs. This presentation will describe the current policies in place across Canada, and the scope for emission reductions from pricing relative to other policies. It will assess the provincial greenhouse emissions coverage that different pricing policies offer, focusing on the implications of the federally mandated minimum price. The implications for the resource industry will be discussed as well.

Presenter Biography 

Jennifer Winter, PhDDr. Jennifer Winter, is an Assistant Professor and Scientific Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy research division at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Her research is focused on the effects of government regulation and policy on the development of natural resources and energy, and the consequences and trade-offs of energy development.

Jennifer is one of the School’s most prolific authors. She has authored several School of Public Policy research papers, including three examining Canadian energy literacy, two on the safe transportation of crude oil, and a paper on the idea of "green jobs." Other projects she is currently working on are the prospects for Canadian LNG exports to Europe, social impacts of hydraulic fracturing, and comparing provincial emission-reduction policies.

Dr. Winter is actively engaged in increasing public understanding of energy and environmental policy issues; recognition of her efforts include a 2014 Young Women in Energy Award and being named one of Alberta Oil Magazine’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2016. Prior to joining the School of Public Policy, Jennifer worked at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, researching Canadian labour markets. Dr. Winter also serves on the Future Leaders Board of Directors of the World Petroleum Council Canada.


Fairmont Palliser Hotel

133 9 Avenue SW


Jennifer Winter, PhD
Scientific Director, Energy and Environmental Policy, The School of Public Policy

University of Calgary


Members & Guests: $50

Students: $25

ASAP: $15

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May 18, 2017

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