Nova Scotia’s Proposed Cap and Trade Program

The public comment period ends March 31, 2017.

In December 2016, Nova Scotia endorsed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. As part of this framework, every province and territory must adopt a carbon pricing mechanism (either a cap and trade program or a carbon tax).

Nova Scotia chose to implement a cap and trade program because it is a less expensive alternative for Nova Scotians, and it allows government to build on the province’s success to date in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or GHGs.

This discussion document outlines the elements of Nova Scotia’s proposed cap and trade program. It also highlights several design options and approaches, with questions to gather feedback.

How to share feedback

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Mailing address:

Nova Scotia Cap and Trade Design Options Comments
Nova Scotia Environnent
Climate Change Unit
1903 Barrington Street
2nd Floor, Suite 2085
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8

To request a printed copy of this paper, call 902-424-4300