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 [dot] damico [at] mcgill [dot] ca) as soon as possible.
For a backgrounder on carbon markets and aviation, please review IETA’s 2013 briefing memo [.pdf].