Ontario enters the Cap-and-Trade era. Are businesses ready?
The Esade Alumni Toronto Chapter would like to invite you to a talk with Jamie MacKinnon Vice President of Environmental Solutions for Bluesource Canada, the Canadian leading firm in emissions trading.
Canada has signed-on to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Ontario and all provinces must contribute to achieve our national commitments to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
How do we do it, through taxation, market mechanisms, or other measures?
Ontario implemented a cap-and-trade program in 2017 to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions at the lowest cost to the economy. The program objective is first and foremost to create a price signal for GHG emissions and let market forces find the most efficient solutions.
The previous Progressive Conservative Leader proposed a carbon tax applied to all GHG emissions.
The current Leader is now vowing to kill the Liberal's carbon-pricing plan and replace it with nothing.
Markets, taxes, or nothing; what’s the right way forward? Do any of these alternatives offer opportunities to Ontario business?
Jamie MacKinnon– Vice President, Environmental Solutions
Jamie leads Bluesource’s project sourcing and development, in Ontario, Eastern Canada, and other select markets. He brings a strong track record as a catalyst of significant project investment in forest carbon, waste-to-energy, programmatic fuel switching, renewable power generation, energy efficiency, and methane capture within the oil & gas and consumer packaged goods sectors. He has worked in the carbon market since 2002 and has a deep technical, financial, policy, and strategic skill set in this area.
Amongst Jamie’s successes are having structured pioneering trades in the carbon market, developed first-of-its-kind offset projects; generated significant value in offset credits; and co-authored a Clean Development Mechanism methodology.
Jamie holds a B.Comm in Economics and Finance from the University of Guelph and is currently finishing a Masters of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School.
Complimentary drinks will be served from 6 to 7pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
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