Climate Policies, International Regimes & Global Trade

UBC’s Institute for European Studies is holding a two-day conference on international climate change policies. The conference, starting today at 6PM (really bad time for hockey fans), will host a round-table discussion today and 3 sessions tomorrow.

To see the schedule and RSVP, see here.

The conference is heavily focused on pricing carbon, a strategy that environmental economists think key to reducing global emissions. However, the carbon trading schemes proposed thus far have drawn much criticism for being rife with loopholes, giveaways, and dubious carbon offsets.

Can we devise a firm international climate regime that works? I hope they’ll be some great new ideas this weekend!

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.