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The global community has accepted that shifting away from the use of fossil fuels and other practices that are causing our climate to deteriorate requires proactive government leadership and action.  Over the past decade, the need for developing carbon markets has gained a lot of traction in North America driven by the developments in the Western Climate Initiative and the recent implementation of the Cap and Trade program in California and Quebec joined this year by Ontario; it has emerged as a vital component of the attempt to reduce GHG Emissions.

The 5th edition of the Cap and Trade Forum places a focus on the impact of the Quebec-Ontario Cap and Trade Agreement on businesses, policy frameworks and consumer interests.  This year’s forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain practical insights from North American industry leaders, leverage meaningful peer-to-peer networking to share ideas and strategies, examine cutting edge solutions to emerging challenges and evaluate new ways of thinking to meet our environmental objectives.



  • 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



  • Gain critical insights and assess the impact of the Quebec-Ontario Cap and Trade Agreement on businesses, policy frameworks and consumer interests.
  • Identify market trends and key challenges faced by large emitters in Ontario under the new Cap and Trade system.
  • Position yourself as the leading provider of solutions and services specific to this industry’s challenges
  • Network with senior executives and government officials at the helm of the Cap and Trade initiative under one roof
  • nteract with key decision-makers and strengthen professional relationships
  • Address market needs by highlighting your unique solutions to a highly targeted audience



(Includes meals, documentation and inCONFERENCE, fully searchable online access to this conference’s papers*)

Description Price
Special Price for the Public Sector & Aboriginal Groups $1695.00 + HST
Early Bird Registration (Book Before December 18th 2015) $1895.00 + HST


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A refund (less an administration fee of $500 plus taxes) will be made if notice of cancellation is received in writing six weeks before the event. We regret that no refund will be given after this period. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time.

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