International Minerals Innovation Institute

Challenge of Managing Carbon Emissions in Saskatchewan’s Mining and Minerals Sector with Carbon Pricing Seen by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

With stories recently appearing in the national media about the potential for the federal government to impose a carbon price nationally (The Globe and Mail, Ottawa to impose a national carbon price on the provinces, Sunday, September 18, 2016), it is timely the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy has published a policy brief identifying the challenges such a move may present to Saskatchewan’s potash and uranium production.

The policy brief discusses the economic context in which greenhouse gas emissions from the province’s minerals industry should be measured in the policy debate over managing carbon emissions, as well as the policy landscape and considerations all governments should consider in coming to decisions on how to manage greenhouse gas emissions.