5th edition of the Cap and Trade Forum

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



  • Overview of the current global carbon policy and pricing initiatives
  • Discussions on the lessons learnt from the California-Quebec linked cap-and-trade program
  • Analysis of effects of cap-and-trade linkage on emissions reduction costs, allowance prices, emission reduction strategies and potential impact on businesses and consumer interests.
  • Update on Ontario’s cap-and-trade program development process, the challenges , opportunities of Ontario’s program and its effect on Ontario’s economy
  • In-depth review of potential legal issues of cap-and-trade and compliance optimization methods
  • The role of alternative energy resources for an optimal low-carbon energy future in Ontario

Who Should Attend:

  • CFOs, VPs, Managers of Finance, VPs, Managers of Sustainable Development
  • Environmental/ Energy Policy Advisors and Analysts
  • Aggregators & Arbitrators
  • Utilities, local distribution companies (LDCs) and other load-serving entities (LSEs)
  • Independent power producers (IPPs)
  • Environmental and government regulators
  • Large energy end-users/industries
  • Consultants & Attorneys
  • Solar, wind, alternative and renewable energy providers
  • Non-profits & associations focused on environmental policy

The Forum will also be a perfect networking platform for senior officials from agencies, consultants and solution providers offering services including:

  • Environmental and GHG planning and compliance
  • Regulatory, policy and governmental affairs
  • Carbon markets and finance
  • Carbon Trading Exchanges
  • Carbon Reduction Consultants
  • Renewable energy finance and trading
  • Solar, wind, and hydro development
  • Plant development and management
  • Generation, load, and transmission planning
  • Portfolio and asset management
  • Resource and long-range planning
  • Risk management and reliability planning
  • Environmental engineering
  • Energy traders

Past Attendees:

  • The Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of the Environment, Ontario
  • David McLaughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRTEE – TRNEE
  • Tim Lesiuk, Chief Negotiator, Climate Action Secretariat, B.C.
  • Kruskaia Sierra Escalente, Head, Blended Finance for Climate, Climate Business Department at IFC – International Finance Corporation
  • David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Voluntary Carbon Standard Association
  • Anthony D’Agostino, Director – Emissions Markets, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Duncan Rotherham, Vice President and Managing Director Canada, ICF International
  • Gordon Kaiser, Vice Chair, Ontario Energy Board
  • Amanda Kennedy, Chief Conservation Officer, Oakville Hydro