A Climate Policy Plan For Deep Decarbonization In CanadaThe 2019 Youth Energy Policy Design Competition winning report

Publication - June 24, 2019 - By Rylan Urban

The Pembina Institute is pleased to share the first-place winning policy design of our 2019 Youth Energy Policy Design competition. Using the Pembina Institute’s Energy Policy Simulator, Rylan Urban submitted the winner policy package, designing his vision of how Canada can reach our 2030 targets. Rylan is a student at the University of Toronto, in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program. In his policy design, Rylan includes policies like a carbon price, a zero emissions vehicle sales mandate, and dedicated funding to stop deforestation. According to Rylan, "the analysis performed shows that no single policy is sufficient in meeting Canada’s GHG reduction targets. It also shows that each policy plays an important and unique role and that when policies are enacted together, their environmental, economic, and social impacts are greater than additive – they are synergistic.”

Rylan's policy scenario is now one of the scenario options in our Energy Policy Simulator, and his analysis and recommendations can be found here. 

The second place winning team is Julie Moysiuk, Kabir Nadkarni, and Niko Yasui. The third place winner is Christophe Owttrim. Both reports are also included here. 

The views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Pembina Institute. 


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