Canada has been an engaged participant in global climate change negotiations since the late 1980s. Until recently, Canadian policy seemed to be driven in large part by a desire to join in multilateral efforts to address climate change. By contrast, current policy is seeking a "made in Canada" approach to the issue. Recent government-sponsored analytic efforts as well as the government's own stated policies have been focused almost entirely on domestic regulation and incentives, domestic opportunities for technological responses, domestic costs, domestic carbon markets, and the setting of a domestic carbon "price" at a level that sends the appropriate marketplace signal to produce needed reductions.
A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada builds on the premise that Canada is in need of an approach that effectively integrates domestic priorities and global policy imperatives. Leading Canadian and international experts explore policy ideas and options from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including science, law, political science, economics, and sociology. Chapters explore the costs, opportunities, or imperatives to participate in international diplomatic initiatives and regimes, the opportunities and impacts of regional or global carbon markets, the proper mix of domestic policy tools, the parameters of Canadian energy policy, and the dynamics that propel or hinder the Canadian policy process.
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About the Author
Jutta Brunnée is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University and hold the Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law.
David Duff is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
Andrew Green is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments vii
Introduction: A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada Steven Bernstein Jutta Brunnee David G. Duff Andrew J. Green 3
The Need for Action
Positive Feedbacks, Dynamic Ice Sheets, and the Recarbonization of the Global Fuel Supply: The New Sense of Urgency about Global Warming Thomas Homer-Dixon 37
Canada in the World
Climate Policy beyond Kyoto: The Perspective of the European Union Jutta Brunnee Kelly Levin 57
The Future of U.S. Climate Change Policy David B. Hunter 79
China and India on Climate Change and Development: A Stance That Is Legitimate but Not Sagacious? Lavanya Rajamani 104
Comment - Across the Divide: The Clash of Cultures in Post-Kyoto Negotiations Steven Bernstein 128
Global Regime Building - Parameters and Imperatives for Canada
The Global Regime: Current Status of and Quo Vadis for Kyoto Matthew J. Hoffmann 137
Grandfathering, Carbon Intensity, Historical Responsibility, or Contract/Converge? J. Timmons Roberts Bradley C. Parks 158
Global Carbon Trading and Climate Change Mitigation in Canada: Options for the Use of the Kyoto Mechanisms Meinhard Doelle 179
Domestic Policy Tools - The RightMix
Renewable Energy under the Kyoto Protocol: The Case for Mixing Instruments David M. Driesen 203
A Comparative Evaluation of Different Policies to Promote the Generation of Electricity from Renewable Sources David G. Duff Andrew J. Green 222
Bringing Institutions and Individuals into a Climate Policy for Canada Andrew J. Green 247
Canada's Energy Policy
Climate Change and Canadian Energy Policy Mark S. Winfield Johanne Whitmore 261
Integrating Climate Policy and Energy Policy Ian H. Rowlands 293
Policy Obstacles and Opportunities
A Proposal for a New Climate Change Treaty System Scott Barrett 315
Climate Change and Global Governance: Which Way Ahead? John Drexhage 323
Challenges and Opportunities in Canadian Climate Policy Kathryn Harrison 336