Policy Analyst, Arctic Energy Solutions, Pembina Institute
Katherine joined the Arctic Energy Solutions Program in 2008. She contributes to the team's research and capacity building work on a wide range of energy-related issues, including environmental and social impact assessments of large scale-energy projects, land use planning, and international climate policy. She has worked in government, with youth and children, and as a researcher. Katherine holds a master's in public administration from the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University and a BA in peace and conflict studies from the University of Toronto, with concentrations in environmental studies and anthropology.
Achieving a Win-Win From Oil and Gas Developments in the Northwest Territories
The Canadian government, as a resource manager for the Northwest Territories' oil and gas resources, is at a crossroads — it has to decide how to manage the development of the oil and gas resources in the territory. A win-win development scenario would allow companies to earn fair returns on their investments while providing maximum benefit for resource owners today and in the future. With a view to achieving a win-win development scenario for oil and gas developments in the territory, this discussion paper reviews and evaluates the existing Frontier Lands Petroleum Royalty Regime; the system for awarding lease rights for oil and gas; and key opportunities for the Government of the Northwest Territories to capture revenue from oil and gas developments within the territory.
The final report of the Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate Change outlines the work done at the summit, the final declaration of the participants, and their plans for action.