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1 1 Climate Change and Trade Law Rodney Neufeld Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 21 May 2009

2 2 Record Minimum Ice Extent 3 Sept million sq km Previous record million sq km Normal minimum 7.7 million sq km Courtesy Tom Agnew, S&T Branch, Climate Research

3 3 Ice Loss over the Years

4 4 Trade Law WTO rules provide guidance not obstacles Government measures can stimulate the economy while addressing climate change WTO Members will not tolerate protectionism in the name of combating climate change

5 5 Options International Agreement Provide free allowances within a cap-and- trade scheme to industry to “soften” the impact of climate change legislation Impose carbon cost on imports of carbon- intensive products to level the playing field

6 6 MARPOL 53 Members Representing 82% of the world’s gross tonnage Annex VI - Air Pollution

7 7 MARPOL Emission Control Areas to establish stringent controls on: Sulphur oxides Nitrogen oxides Particulate matter

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9 9 The Arctic – an emerging region on the verge of major change


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