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Queen's University

Canada: The State of the Federation 2009

Carbon Pricing and Environmental Federalism



The IIGR launched Carbon Pricing and Environmental Federalism in April 2010. Climate change that is attributable to global warming has emerged as one of the most significant public-policy issues for governments in the twenty-first century. Respecting neither intranational nor international boundaries, the emissions giving rise to the problem are especially difficult to combat in a multi-level state such as Canada, where environmental responsibility is shared by the federal and provincial governments.

Initially prepared for an Institute of Intergovernmental Relations conference jointly sponsored by the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and by Sustainable Prosperity, the papers presented here are by an outstanding group of those actively involved in conducting research and developing policy in this contested area. The issues are analyzed from legal, economic and political perspectives, with particular attention paid to their intergovernmental and international aspects.

The table of contents and introductory chapter are provided for viewing.




John R. Allan, Matthew Bramley, Nathalie J. Chalifour, Thomas J. Courchene, Stewart Elgie, Andrew Green,Christopher Green, Kathryn Harrison, Rick Hyndman, Peter Leslie, Nancy Olewiler, Bob Page, Bryne Purchase, Barry G. Rabe, and Nic Rivers.


This publication is available from:

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: (613) 533-2080
Fax: (613) 533-6868

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000