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Business 201 Lecture 5. October 7, 2010. Class Outline. Christi Miller, Canadian Youth Business Foundation News Story of the Day - http:// www.financialpost.com/news/Loonie+soars+greenback+swoons/3632773/story.html Alberta Economy and Sustainability Continued Focus on risks

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business 201 lecture 5

Business 201Lecture 5

October 7, 2010

class outline
Class Outline
  • Christi Miller, Canadian Youth Business Foundation
  • News Story of the Day - http://www.financialpost.com/news/Loonie+soars+greenback+swoons/3632773/story.html
  • Alberta Economy and Sustainability Continued
    • Focus on risks
    • Greenhouse gas emissions – various measures and Canadian experience:
      • : http://www.eia.doe.gov./oiaf/1605/ggrpt/
      • FW: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/HCP/Details/Environment/greenhouse-gas-emissions.aspx
      • FW: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ges-ghg/default.asp?lang=En&n=0590640B-1#section4
greenhouse gas policy responses
Greenhouse Gas Policy Responses
  • Kyoto Protocol ( 1997)– commitments made by countries to reduce emissions below 1990 levels. Canada committed to 6% below 1990 levels by 2008-12
  • What are some of the possible mechanisms to achieve reductions:
    • Regulation
    • Market based
      • Carbon taxes
      • Offsets
      • Caps
      • Cap and trade