Real Options: The policies that cut our emissions affordably

Event Details

  • Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • 2:30 pm EST
  • Free
  • Online (zoom)

Real Options: The policies that cut our emissions affordably


Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission’s final report, Bridging the Gap: Real Options for Meeting Canada’s 2030 GHG Target, assesses which policies can get us there at lowest cost. Policies explored are carbon pricing, regulations and subsidies, with some applying across the economy, and some only to industry. How high would the carbon price have to go? How stringent would regulations and subsidies have to be? And what would it all mean for the economy? We unpack the options and show which approaches make the most sense.

In this webinar Jason Dion will explain the findings and recommendations of the report, and answer questions.




Lead Researcher

Jason is Lead Researcher with Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Before joining the Commission, he worked as a project manager and economist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), where his work focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation, green public procurement, and sustainable infrastructure. Jason is the author of numerous publications, including environmental fiscal reform studies for the governments of Mauritius and Mozambique, funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Prior to IISD he worked as a consultant for EnviroEconomics and Global Advantage Consulting. Jason is a graduate of the MA Economics program at York University, and holds a certificate from Laval University’s Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) in development policy modelling. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife Fiona and dog ‘Beans’, and bringing an economist’s obsession with efficiency to his small urban garden.