Quebec's Cap & Trade System, International Civil Aviation and Climate Impacts: A Symposium on Links and Lessons in a Legal Context


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 201, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
Free, but registration is mandatory

A Status Report on Quebec's Cap & Trade System and Its Planned Inclusion of Fuels in 2015 and On the Issues As International Civil Aviation Tackles Its Climate Impacts: A Symposium on Links & Lessons in a Legal Context

The Institute of Air & Space Law, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and the International Emissions Trading Association invites the McGill community to a day-long symposium on carbon markets and aviation.

Symposium participants will hear from industry & academic experts about a range of increasingly inter-connected issues, implementation and legal challenges, and future policy pathways related to emissions trading developments and tackling international aviation sector emissions.

Key questions that symposium speakers & panelists will cover include:

  • What is the state of Quebec’s carbon market? How do different market participants view the nascent market design? 
  • How does Quebec treat fuels, including aviation fuels, under its cap-and-trade system? Is there any potential role for its tradable units in connection with aviation and the EU ETS?
  • What are the timelines and consequences for Quebec’s linkage to California’s market…and beyond?
  • What are projected supply-demand dynamics & price projections for Quebec’s market?
  • What is the state of play in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)? How is the EU planning to treat the aviation sector?
  • Outstanding legal issues
  • What policy is guiding Canadian airlines?

A light lunch will be served to all registered participants. As space is limited, please RSVP to Maria D’Amico (maria.damico [at] as soon as possible. 

For a backgrounder on carbon markets and aviation, please review IETA’s 2013 briefing memo [.pdf].


Contact Information

RSVP: Maria D'Amico
Institute of Air & Space Law
maria.damico [at]