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Climate Change Essentials: Navigating Carbon Pricing Mechanisms and Guide to Canadian Federal and Provincial Regulatory Frameworks

Climate change is top of mind for business leaders amid the global shift towards a lower-carbon economy. With the federal and provincial governments in Canada sharpening their focus on addressing climate change, Canadian businesses need to stay on top of a constantly evolving set of rules and regulations in order to stay competitive and compliant.

Our recently updated Climate Change Essentials: Navigating Carbon Pricing Mechanisms and Guide to Canadian Federal and Provincial Regulatory Frameworks resource gives you a comprehensive overview of Canadian federal, provincial and territorial climate policies and regional climate change initiatives that could affect your day-to-day business decisions.

Authored by Selina Lee-Andersen, a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Environmental, Regulatory & Aboriginal (ERA) Group and our ESG and Sustainability Group, our guide provides insights into key climate change issues, focusing on the market mechanisms for addressing climate change as well as the context for climate change concepts such as the global carbon budget and the social cost of carbon.

This helpful resource covers the following topics:

  • The global climate policy landscape including key recent developments
  • Climate change terminology and the global carbon budget
  • Carbon pricing market mechanisms
  • The state of voluntary carbon markets
  • Carbon pricing around the world
  • Current climate change policy in Canada
  • Provincial frameworks for climate change action
  • Easy-to-read quick summary table including the federal, provincial and territorial climate change frameworks
Climate Change Essentials Guide

Climate Change Essentials Guide

Download our updated Climate Change Essentials: Navigating Carbon Pricing Mechanisms and Guide to Canadian Federal and Provincial Regulatory Frameworks

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If you have any questions about the guide, please reach out to Selina Lee-Andersen, Kimberly Howard, Joanna Rosengarten or Cindy Vaillancourt. This publication is intended as a general guide to carbon market mechanisms and climate change regulations. Legal advice should be sought in respect of specific matters or projects.

Amid an ever-changing, high-stakes business landscape affected by social, economic and political influences, our National Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal Group handles some of Canada’s largest and most sophisticated matters requiring innovative and forward-thinking strategies. We offer well-grounded and practical legal advice that protects your business, investments and reputation. Clients count on our top-ranked lawyers to ensure delivery of daily milestones integral to their business. Whether we are supporting commercial transactions or large-scale energy projects, we provide effective and efficient guidance on ERA issues, while monitoring the big picture. Learn how our group can help you achieve your business objectives.

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The Firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London. 

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them. 

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