CMC to sponsor special plenary at environmental taxation conference

2012 Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

Date: September 20-22, 2012
Abstract/Paper Deadline: April 15, 2012
Where: Faculty of Law, Allard Hall, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

A CMC-sponsored CDN$1,000 prize is being offered to the winner of a call for papers for a session within the 2012 Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET). CMC is providing organizers of the 2012 GCET with CDN$5,000 to be used for the paper prize and to organize a plenary panel discussion.

Conference theme

The theme of the 2012 GCET is Environmental Taxation: Barriers, Opportunities, and the Potential for Inducing Technological Innovation. Over the past 12 years, the GCET has established itself as an international forum for discourse in environmental taxation. Research informed by the GCET has contributed to a practical foundation for environmental taxation. The conference is hosted annually and attended by nearly 200 global representatives from diverse disciplines including law, economics, policy and the environmental and social sciences.

CMC researcher and 2012 GCET committee member Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu approached CMC for sponsorship. According to Professor Hsu, who teaches in UBC’s Faculty of Law, “given the emphasis on climate change and on technological innovation in pollution abatement, the potential linkages between CMC and research emerging from the 13th GCET are strong.”

Prize of $1,000 offered

Papers submitted should focus on the potential for environmental taxation to induce technological progress in reducing greenhouse gases. Three papers will be selected to be part of a plenary panel discussion. Out of the three, the paper providing the most substantial contribution to climate policy and technological innovation will receive a prize of CDN$1,000. The winner of the prize will also receive a CDN$1,500 travel allowance. Submissions should be made to the conference website (insert link) by April 15, 2012.

The 2012 GCET is being hosted by the UBC Faculty of Law, the UBC National Centre for Business Law and the UBC Centre for Law and the Environment.

Visit the conference website

Any questions regarding the conference, should be sent to the Conference Coordinator Michelle Burchill at

For information regarding CMC sponsorship, contact CMC Program Director Anita Arduini at