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*New Dates* May 25th & 26th

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: Economic Instruments 101 - Instrument Types, Current Examples & Applications
  • Lesson 2: Economic Instrument Design Fundamentals - Instrument Elements & Environmental Outcomes
  • Lesson 3: Economic Instrument 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.

Why participate?

Participants will leave the course with the knowledge and practical methods to advance environmental objectives through the use of economic instruments.

Course Instructors:

The course will be delivered by:

  • 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.
  • Mel Cappe: A Commissioner of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission and former Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service.

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Day 1 - May 25: 8:00 to 19:00 (Including catered lunch and a working dinner)

Day 2 - May 26: 8:00 to 16:00 (including catered lunch and breaks)

Register soon!

The first course held in February in Ottawa sold out six weeks before the session - make sure to register soon!

This course is limited to 30 participants and registration closes on May 12th. Early bird pricing is available until April 7 and is limited to 8 participants.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.

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