Nova Scotia's Cap & Trade System: A Modest Proposal

5 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2017

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Meinhard Doelle

World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

Date Written: March 22, 2017

Abstract

The government of Nova Scotia has just released a discussion paper on its proposed Cap and Trade (C&T) System for provincial GHG emission reductions. The C&T system is a key component of Nova Scotia’s contribution to Canada’s overall effort to implement the Paris Climate Agreement in line with the Pan Canadian Framework on Climate Change. This article summarizes the key elements of the proposed system, identified shortcomings and proposes a way forward for Nova Scotia.

Keywords: climate change, carbon pricing, cap and trade

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard, Nova Scotia's Cap & Trade System: A Modest Proposal (March 22, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2939117 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2939117

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

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Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
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