What Canada Needs to Do After Paris: Climate Policy and Decision-Making

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Private Event: Workshop
Feb 18

Participation in this event is by invitation only

The Climate Choices Canada Conference brings together scholars, policy experts, practitioners and students to take stock of Canada’s existing climate policies and to discuss future policy options in light of an evolving political and policy landscape.

As part of this timely event, CIGI's International Law Research Program (ILRP) presents a workshop including two panel discussions on climate change from a legislative and policy perspective. 

The first panel of experts includes CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow Maria Panezi and Queen's University Professor of Economics and Financial Policy Thomas J. Courchene, who will discuss how best to design carbon-reducing legislation while encouraging clean air technology innovation. Plus: CIGI Senior Research Fellow David Estrin and others will discuss the need and means to leverage Canadian public concern for a better climate.

For more details on the workshop agenda and registration, please visit the Climate Choices Canada Conference website.


Event Speakers

CIGI Senior Research Fellow David Estrin’s career has combined environmental and resource law, policy advice, litigation, teaching and writing. At CIGI, he will be focused on international environmental law issues. One of his projects examines governance and regulation of the extractive and energy sectors in light of rapidly evolving international law expectations for enhanced environmental protection and corporate responsibility, and the linkages of these issues to human rights.

Erik Davies is the interim manager of strategic initiatives and special projects at CIGI. In his role as manager, Erik contributes to the strategic direction of programs at CIGI by assisting in the design and implementation of key initiatives and management of projects. 

Maria Panezi is a research fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. She holds a Ph.D. in law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where she wrote her dissertation on transparency in the World Trade Organization.