5th edition of the Cap and Trade Forum

February 25-26, 2016 | St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre | Toronto, ON

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Agenda

February 25, 2016

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50
Welcoming Remarks from Insight Information

8:55
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

9:00
Cap and Trade Overview: The Latest Trends and Developments

  • Overview  of Global Cap and Trade Regimes
  • Fundamentals of Cap and Trade programs
  • Evaluating past experiences, trends and various jurisdictions

Mike Moffatt
Chief Economist
Mowat Centre

9:45
Coffee Break

10:00
Keynote Address | Cap-and-Trade in Ontario: Framing the New Environment
Hon. Glen Murray
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Government of Ontario

10:45
Networking Coffee Break

11:00
Lessons from Quebec and California

  • Quebec and California’s cap-and-trade regulation and market design
  • Quebec and California’s market dynamics; expectations from the linkage
  • Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere
  • Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances
  • Impact on Businesses in Quebec and California

Mustapha Ouyed
Président
OSC Consultants

Jean Nolet
President and Chief Executive Officer
Coop Carbone

12:00
Networking Luncheon

1:15
Emissions Trading Worldwide

  • Rapid Development Worldwide of ETS
  • Linkages between International ETS : California, Quebec and EU
  • ETS Governance structures for policy makers
  • Asia is establishing itself as the new hub for emissions trading: A look at China and South Korea

Katie Sullivan
Director, North America Policy & Climate Finance
International Emissions Trading Association

2:00
Navigating the Carbon Maze –  Carbon Offsets and Market Dynamics

  • Types of Offsets
  • Outlook for offset supply and project development cycle
  • Managing offset liability and other offset risks
  • Short-term market dynamics and recent price developments
  • Fundamental price drivers and long term price forecast
  • Protocols and Due Diligence

Dan Fraleigh
COO
Carbonzero

Paul Manning
Principal
Manning Environmental Law

3:15
Networking Coffee Break

3:30
Capital Markets Conditions

  • Climate related risk and investment opportunities
  • Scaling up investment in low carbon businesses and adaptation measures
  • Market-based solutions to mobilize private capital for emerging carbon markets
  • Administration of technology funds in a cap and trade program

Claude Cyr
Managing Director
Energy Commodities & Clearing
NGX

Trevor Ducharme
President
Carbon Mercantile Exchange

Susan Mcgeachie
Market Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young

4:30
Legal and Compliance Issues

  • Sectors covered and thresholds
  • Points of regulation, Compliance Period and Enforcement
  • Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV)

Lisa De Marco
Partner
DeMarco Allan LLP

5:00
Conference Adjourns for the Day

February 26, 2016

8:15
Continental Breakfast

8:55
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

9:00
Tackling Climate Change with a Cap and Trade System: Lessons from the COP 21

With the recently concluded and much-followed United Nations climate conference, COP21 in Paris, shifting to a low-carbon economy has come into the spotlight world over.
Join climate change experts in this discussion about how a cap and trade system can help us to fulfill our environmental obligations and in turn tackle climate change.

Tim Gray
Executive Director
Environmental Defence

Scott Vaughan
President
IISD

Dale Beguin
Research Director, EcoFiscal Commission

Toby Heaps
CEO
Corporate Knights

10:15
Networking Coffee Break

10:30
Communities in a Cap and Trade Environment: Role of Municipalities

  • Working in our communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Enabling municipal governments to take climate change action
  • Fiscal integration of Municipalities in a Cap and Trade System

Travis Allan
Partner
DeMarco Allan LLP

11:15
Industry Leaders’ Panel – Competing in a Cap and Trade Environment

  • Competitiveness of Ontario as a Business Destination
  • What are the risks and opportunities
  • Opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation

Michael McSweeney
CEO
Cement Association of Canada

Joe Galimberti
CEO
Canadian Steel Association

Dave Butters
CEO
APPrO

Peter Boag
CEO
Canadian Fuels Association

12:15
Networking Luncheon

1:15
Spotlight – Costs of Cap and Trade – Impact on Consumer Interests – Utilities

  • Macroeconomic analysis of the effects of the cap and trade system on the costs of utilities
  • How does this affect consumer interests
  • Competitiveness of the utilities market

Tanya Mushynski
Assistant General Counsel & General Manager Legal Affairs
Union Gas

Brian Hewson
Senior Manager Strategic Policy
Ontario Energy Board

Jessica Manning
General Counsel
NRStor Inc.

George Pessione
Director of Resource Integration
IESO

2:15
Alternative Energy Resources to Reduce GHG Emissions

  • Role of various alternative energy (Wind, Solar, Nuclear) resources for an optimal, low carbon power generation in Ontario.
  • How this can promote the local economy and reduce the carbon footprint left by traditional power resources
  • Competition among energy providers – Effects on the cost of power

John Gorman
President
CANSIA

Sarah Petrevan
Senior Policy Advisor at Clean Energy Canada

3:15
Networking Coffee Break

3:30
Developing a Sustainable Corporate Strategy

  • Best practices in corporate response to climate change
  • Understanding inventory and allowance allocation
  • Sustainability reporting using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and employee engagement
  • Developing a carbon footprint reduction strategy

Andrew Craig
Director, Corporate Environmental Affairs
Royal Bank of Canada

Chantale Despres
Director Sustainability
CN

Frances Edmonds
Head of Sustainability
HP Canada

Francisca Quinn
Managing Partner
Quinn & Partners Inc.

4:30
Conference Concludes

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