California Workshop of the JCCTRP & CCPM at UC Davis (Feb 27-28)

Exploring Climate and Transport Policy Linkages between California, Quebec, & Northeastern States

Draft Program
Joint Workshop of the
Joint Clean Climate Transport Research Partnership (JCCTRP) &
California Climate Policy Modeling Forum (CCPM)
UC Davis, California / February 27-28, 2019

Day 1: Learning Workshop (8:30am-5:00pm)

Day 1: Reception and Public Seminar (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Day 2: Research Workshop (8:30am-3:30pm)

AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTEGRATE THE TRANSPORT SECTOR MORE FULLY INTO CLIMATE ACTION

There is growing interest in carbon pricing as a policy tool to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases responsible for climate change—including carbon markets and carbon taxes—as well as their links with other regulatory efforts for climate change mitigation. In North America, Quebec, California and, until recently, Ontario have played a leadership role in climate policy through the establishment of an emissions trading system operating under the aegis of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). At the same time, the Canadian federal government has made carbon pricing a cornerstone of its climate action plan, which will have a significant impact on provincial climate policies undertaken to date. Similarly, states in the northeastern United States, including Vermont, have established the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Recently, almost all RGGI states have announced the development of a framework “for a regional program to address greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.” Yet despite the importance of carbon pricing as a policy instrument for combating emissions, it is not the only instrument for reducing emissions. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research collaborations across jurisdictions involved in carbon pricing—particularly those linked by emissions trading systems—promises to shed light on many questions facing governments, business and other policy actors in the jurisdictions involved.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

  • Report on Phase 1 Research: Characterize Existing Approaches to the Economic and Political Analysis of Low-Carbon Transport and Climate Change Mitigation Policy
    • Results of survey on modeling capabilities and their use in decision-making in the JCCTRP jurisdictions
    • Working papers describing climate and transport policy institutional frameworks in JCCTRP Jurisdictions
  • Prepare for Phase 2 Research: Joint Development of Modeling Scenarios for Low-Carbon Transport and Climate Change Mitiga