On July 17, the California legislature doubled down on its cap-and-trade system, extending it beyond 2020 to 2030. The legislation came with some tweaks to the state’s program, which will have spillover effects for other members of the Western Climate Initiative, particularly Quebec and Ontario. On July 18, Smart Prosperity Institute and its US partners brought together key US and Canadian experts to discuss the new legislation and its implications for cross-border linkage.


  • Stewart Elgie, Smart Prosperity Institute and uOttawa Institute of Environment
  • Brian Murray, Duke University Energy Initiative and Nicholas Institute (Moderator)


Webinar Video Recording:

Video clips

James Bushnell summarizes the new California legislation
Dave Sawyer summarizes the Canadian context and some potential implications



Thank you from the partners