Technology and policy pathways to decarbonize Canada's emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries

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Date created: 
2021-08-17
Identifier: 
etd21601
Keywords: 
Green house gas reduction policy
Emission-intensive and trade-exposed industries
Energy-economy modeling
Energy
Economics
Abstract: 

The Canadian government has made commitments to transition Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050 but has not addressed the transformative changes needed to decarbonize emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries. This study uses the CIMS energy-economy model to assess policies and technologies that could help Canada become a leader in the production of low carbon primary products and material goods. Two scenarios were created to represent different levels of global climate action and resulted in different domestic policy stringencies to ensure Canadian industries remained competitive globally. Each scenario was assessed in terms of emissions reductions, technological change, and regional decarbonization strategies dependent on resource availability.

Document type: 
Thesis
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Mark Jaccard
Department: 
Environment: School of Resource and Environmental Management
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.R.M.
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