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A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada

A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802095961
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/29/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Steven Bernstein is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

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 Contents

Acknowledgments     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
Contributors     343

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