The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, at the instigation of the Québec Government in Los Angeles, organized a symposium on March 31 on the Québec-California carbon market entitled “Linking Cap and Trade as a Path to Global Climate Action?”
Glen MacDonald, Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Nadia Scipio del Campo, Consul, Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles; and Alain Houde, Québec Government Representative, Los Angeles
Québec Government Representative Alain Houde and IoES Director Glen MacDonald gave the opening addresses while MDDEFP Carbon Market Director Jean-Yves Benoit participated in the plenary session together with California Air Resources Board (CARB) Assistant Executive Officer Michael Gibbs.
Messrs. Benoit and Gibbs presented the various steps taken to link the two greenhouse gas cap-and-trade systems in order to create the largest carbon market in the Americas.
The objectives of the symposium were to: