Program: Jacques Papy, Professor of Business Law at the Faculty of Political Science and Law at the Université du Québec at Montréal. His research focuses on various legal aspects of the implementation of the carbon market in Quebec and Canada.
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Jacques Papy will present his current research work on the Western Climate Initiative Carbon Link Agreement signed by California, Ontario and Quebec in September 2017.
In particular, he will address the legal issues of the agreement for Quebec’s GHG cap and trade system as well as its articulation with Canada’s federal carbon pricing program.
Abstract: The global digital transition is accelerating while the ecological transition is only contributing to it, in the best case. This situation will not be sustainable for long. It is important to give ourselves as soon as possible a collective objective which would correspond in the end to what is required by the state of degradation of the Earth system.
How to reconcile a radically reduced ecological footprint with the current plurality of our societies and their economic fabric? The answer is on the side of a permacircular economy: the strict respect of the planetary limits requires, for the rich countries, circular metabolisms, but also a clear reduction of the material substrate of their activities – thus a decrease – and an opening to the the widest possible technological and social experimentation.
This book proposes a detailed political and ethical framework aimed at progressively building, in the respect of modern pluralism, an authentically sustainable economy. Christian Arnsperger is an economist and professor at the University of Lausanne, at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability. He is also a scientific advisor of the Swiss alternative bank. Dominique Bourg is a philosopher and professor at the University of Lausanne.
He co-directed, with Alain Papaux, the Dictionary of Ecological Thought (Puf), and directed the collection “Ecology in Questions” and the online journal Ecological Thought. He also heads the scientific council of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation.