Discussing the future of B.C.’s carbon tax
British Columbia’s carbon tax has long been the focus of heated debate, and on September 20, a panel of leading world experts on environmental and tax policy will converge on Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus to discuss the future of the B.C.’s carbon tax.
Many of the experts involved in the discussion panel, which is open to the public, are in Vancouver to participate at the 13th annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation from September 20-22.
SFU’s Nancy Olewiler, director of the School of Public Policy, will serve as moderator for the panel, and heads a list of experts that includes James Mack, Stewart Elgie, Nicholas Rivers and Mikael Skou Anderson.
Mack is the current executive director of the British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat; Elgie serves as chair of Sustainable Prosperity; Rivers is Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy at SFU, while Denmark based Anderson is from the European Environment Agency.
The panel is co-hosted by Carbon Talks and Sustainable Prosperity. In June, Sustainable Prosperity, an Ottawa-based think tank, released a report that stated the average British Columbian’s consumption of fuel has dropped 15.1 per cent since 2008, while the rest of Canada’s per capita sales have increased by 1.3 per cent over the same period.
Carbon Talks is a partnership of SFU’s Centre for Dialogue, Beedie School of Business, the School for Public Policy and the School for International Studies, and has a goal to advance Canadian global competitiveness by shifting to a low-carbon economy.
What: BC’s Carbon Tax Shift: Is it Working? What’s Next?
When: Thursday, September 20, 2-4pm.
Where: Room 1700, Harbour Centre, SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, open to the public
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