Canada’s Carbon Leak Problem

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Title: Canada’s Carbon Leak Problem

Author: Michael Binnion

Publisher: Policy Options

Date: February 1, 2017

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Summary:

Most people I talk to have never heard of carbon leaks, which is when carbon policy causes emissions to be displaced to another jurisdiction. Yet the recent election in the United States heightens the importance of Canada taking carbon leaks into account, as it is a member of the North American Free Trade Act.  Carbon leaks could in fact be the most important factor in climate policy success.

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