Overview of Course:
Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, with support from The Ivey Foundation, is delivering a 2-day professional development course entitled: "Designing Economic Instruments for the Environment".
This hands-on course has been developed in conjunction with academic experts, current practitioners and adult learning professionals and focuses on the practical elements of economic instrument design.
The course is broken out into four different lessons:
- Lesson 1: Price-based Instruments 101 - Instrument Types, Current Examples & Applications
- Lesson 2: PBI Design Fundamentals - Instrument Elements & Environmental Outcomes
- Lesson 3: PBI Implementation Fundamentals – Turning Concepts into Reality & Strategic Considerations
- Lesson 4: Case Study ‘Competition’ – Pulling it all Together
What will you learn?
Taught by leading thinkers and practitioners, this course will give you a fundamental grounding in the design, development and delivery of economic instruments for environmental outcomes. During the session, participants will develop and defend their own instrument through a facilitated case-study competition.
In additon to session materials, participants will also leave the session with a practical tool for identifying and assessing the best economic instrument to address a specific environmental issue.
Who should attend?
The course is intended for policy analysts with a range of backgrounds from across government(s). Analysts and advisors from environment, natural resources, finance, transport, fisheries, agriculture and more.
Participants will leave the course with the knowledge and practical methods to advance environmental objectives through the use of economic instruments.
The course will be delivered by three thought leaders:
Chris Ragan: The Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University.
Nancy Olewiler: A Commissioner of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and an economist and Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University.
Paul Boothe: A Commissioner of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and a fellow of the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity. Former Deputy Minister, Environment Canada and Deputy Minister, Finance, Saskatchewan.
Day 1 - February 16: 8:00 to 19:00 (Including catered lunch and a working dinner)
Day 2 - February 17: 8:00 to 16:00 (including catered lunch and breaks)
This inaugural course is limited to 30 participants and registration closes on January 16th.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Given the focus of this inaugural course, registration is limited to Policy Analysts and Advisors, or similar positions in the Federal and Provincial Government. Therefore, please only register for this course if you are a current Federal or Provincial Employee. Fot other interested individuals, please email email@example.com to request an exception.