IISD Publishes Three Papers for the Banff Dialogue on a Canadian National Clean Energy Strategy

Oct 14, 2010 | Corporate Member News

Analysis and Review of Canadian Think Tank Climate Change and Energy Reports for the Banff Dialogue

» David Sawyer, Philip Gass, IISD, 2010. Paper, 27 pages, copyright: IISD

This paper, prepared by IISD for the Banff Dialogue on a Canadian National Clean Energy Strategy, examines the state of the national debate between Canadian think tanks over the direction of federal climate change and energy policy. Dave Sawyer and Philip Gass review reports from leading organizations and compile the major recurring arguments of the various contributors. The authors seek to define the topics on which the national debate is strong and productive, and in which areas there appear to be gaps that could be filled to lead to a more encompassing review of Canadian policy options. Finally conclusions are offered on how these various viewpoints can be used to foster a stronger Canadian dialogue on clean energy and climate change.

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Canada’s Role in the Global Energy Picture: Making the case for a more coherent national energy approach

» Philip Gass, John Drexhage, IISD, 2010. Paper, 11 pages, copyright: IISD

This paper, prepared by IISD for the Banff Dialogue on a Canadian National Clean Energy Strategy, examines Canada’s place in the global energy picture, examines the prospects for a more coherent international energy regime, and lays the case for the development of a national energy strategy. Philip Gass and John Drexhage look at Canada’s global energy strengths, how energy and trade policy interact, and what Canada needs to do to develop a profile as a “(clean) energy superpower.”

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Energy: The global picture and its implications for Canada’s role in going forward

» Philip Gass, John Drexhage, IISD, 2010. Paper, 13 pages, copyright: IISD

This paper, prepared by IISD for the Banff Dialogue on a Canadian National Clean Energy Strategy, looks at the current global energy picture and examines its potential progression over the next decades. Philip Gass and John Drexhage look at the integration of security, investment and environmental approaches and how the world will have to react to changes in the global economic and energy policy dynamics, particularly given the rise of the major developing economies and the evolving China-US power structure. 

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