The purpose of the North American Climate Policy Forum is to provide a structured dialogue between senior policy officials from each country and leading experts in climate policy design, low carbon technology and innovation policy. The Forum is a partnership between the University of Ottawa, Smart Prosperity Institute, the Nicholas Institute for Environment Policy Solutions at Duke University, and the Duke University Energy Initiative.


The Future of California's Cap and Trade Program
Date & Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2017  12PM EDT / 9AM PD
Location: Online | Webinar 

California is in the process of defining the next chapter of its innovative greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. Last year the state adopted legally-binding emissions reduction goals of 40 percent from 2020 to 2030, but the role of cap and trade in meeting this target is uncertain. This summer the California legislature is considering what that role should be. A number of important issues are likely to emerge that, if implemented in some form, could well affect the functioning of the California program in the next decade.

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North American Climate Policy Forum Inaugural Conference
Date & Time: June 22-23, 2016
Location: Ottawa, ON

The NACPF brought together some of the world's pre-eminent thinkers with senior Canadian, American and Mexican climate policy officials for a two-day dialogue on climate policy design, low-carbon technology and innovation policy.

Post-Conference Discussion and Summary Report