Climate Change, Trade and Competitiveness: Risks and Opportunities in a North American Perspective

07/09/2008

On June 3 and 4, 2008 the Public Policy Forum and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars held a conference in Ottawa on Climate Change, Trade, and Competitiveness: Risks and Opportunities in a North American Perspective.

The conference brought together 100 experts, policy-makers and business leaders to discuss the continental dynamics of climate change policies and politics in North America. The specific focus was on the trade and competitiveness implications of current and emerging national and sub-national climate policies in Canada and the United States.

This report distils the key messages from the conference.