Policy Workshop

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

Opening remarks:

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?
(PowerPoint slides)

Normand Mousseau
, University of Montreal

Where Next for Canada’s Low Carbon Transition?
(PowerPoint slides)

James Meadowcroft
, Carleton University

The European Union’s Low Carbon Energy Transition: Progress and Obstacles
(PowerPoint slides)

Miranda Schreurs
, Technical University Munich

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Policy in Europe
(PowerPoint slides)

Arnau Queralt Bassa
, European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils

12:15-1:15PM Lunch

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
(PowerPoint slides)

Michael Themann
, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Alberta’s Climate Policy: Dealing with Competitiveness Concerns
(PowerPoint slides)

Andrew Leach
, University of Alberta

Managing Allowance Prices with Different EU Member State Ambitions in Emissions
(PowerPoint slides)
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
(PowerPoint slides)

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
(PowerPoint slides)

Stephan Schott
, Carleton University

Green Energy, Market Failure and Multilevel Governance. Lessons for Germany
(PowerPoint slides)

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.

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