February 9th, 2018 (9:30 am – 5:30 pm)
This international policy workshop was hosted by the Jean Monnet EU-Canada Network at Carleton University. This workshop examined how achieving a sustainable transition from high to low carbon production in the energy sector has been carried out in the EU and in Canada. In particular, issues of energy market integration in multilevel governance systems (such as in the EU and the Canadian federal system) were examined by notable scholars from Canada, U.S. and Europe. Issues of economic competitiveness of green energy systems were also explored.
View the videos of the panel presentations here!
9:30AM Registration for the workshop
10:00AM Opening of the workshop
Joan DeBardeleben, Chancellor’s Professor and Coordinator, Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations, Carleton University
Stephan Schott, Associate Professor and Module Co-Leader on the Climate Change and Energy Policy, Carleton University
André Plourde, Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University
H.E. Peteris Ustubs, Delegation of the European Union to Canada
10:30AM-12:15PM Panel 1: Energy Transition Management in the Canada and Europe: Managing the Change to a Low Carbon Economy
Chair: Alexandra Mallett, Carleton University
Can Canada Really Manage an Energy Transition?
Normand Mousseau, University of Montreal
Where Next for Canada’s Low Carbon Transition?
James Meadowcroft, Carleton University
The European Union’s Low Carbon Energy Transition: Progress and Obstacles
Miranda Schreurs, Technical University Munich
The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Policy in Europe
Arnau Queralt Bassa, European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils
1:15-3:00PM Panel 2: Economic Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Policy: Emissions Trading and the Carbon Tax
Chair: Inger Weibust, Carleton University
Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness – A European Perspective on the Path to 2050
Michael Themann, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Alberta’s Climate Policy: Dealing with Competitiveness Concerns
Andrew Leach, University of Alberta
Managing Allowance Prices with Different EU Member State Ambitions in Emissions
Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future
Delivering Decarbonization Ambition Within a Federation: Early Lessons from Canada’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change
David Sawyer, Carleton University
3:00PM Coffee break
3:30-5:30PM Panel 3: The Role of Energy Market Integration in the Green Transition
Chair: Kurt Hübner, University of British Columbia
Energy Market Reforms to Enable a Green Transition in Canada
Stephan Schott, Carleton University
Green Energy, Market Failure and Multilevel Governance. Lessons for Germany
Arthur Benz, Technical University Darmstadt
Contestation, Contingency, and Justice in the Nordic Low-Carbon Energy Transition
Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex (by videolink)
Eclectic Electric Markets: The Case for Power Sector Integration in the North American Northeast
Pierre-Olivier Pineau, HEC Montréal
This workshop is supported by the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, by Carleton University and by partner universities.