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Senior Associate, Climate Change Mitigation
Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun is a climate change expert and policy analyst. He is also an experienced manager and entrepreneur with more than 12 years of experience on climate change and carbon markets.
Over the past 9 years, Frédéric built and spearheaded a climate change and carbon market consulting firm, ÉcoRessources Carbone Inc. Under his leadership, the practice grew to 15 economists, policy experts and technical specialists in 6 cities across the Americas.
Over the years, Frédéric has led or contributed to a diversity of consultancy assignments and studies for both public and private sector clients. His work includes projects assessing carbon pricing policies and emissions markets, developing corporate carbon management strategies, analyzing issues related to adaptation to climate change and providing advisory services to governments engaged in the international negotiations on climate change.
Before ÉcoRessources, Frédéric worked on GHG mitigation and adaptation to climate change issues for the Quebec Government, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Institute for Environmental Studies in Amsterdam.
Frédéric has worked in Canada, Europe, and Latin America and currently resides in Brussels.
- Economic Instruments to Leverage Clean Energy Investment There is widespread recognition that the bulk of the investment needed to meet the Paris objectives and SDGs will have to come from private...
- Les subventions du gouvernement à la consommation et au développement d'hydrocarbures au QuébecDe 2011-12 à 2016-17, le gouvernement du Québec a ainsi versé en moyenne 300 millions de dollars par année en allègement à la taxe sur les carburants, des mesures qui vont à l’encontre d’une diminution de la consommation d’hydrocarbures.
- Looking Back on the “Caterpillar COP”Was COP 23 really the 'Caterpillar COP'? Phil Gass and Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun take look back, and remind us that caterpillars are ultimately destined to emerge as butterflies...
- Making the Switch: From fossil fuel subsidies to sustainable energyThis report estimates fossil fuel subsidies to be around USD 425 billion. Such subsidies represent large lost opportunities for governments to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.
- Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: International LeadershipIn one in a series of blog posts on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun explains what the Framework will mean for Canada's international leadership on climate change.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in QuebecIISD takes a preliminary look at consumer fossil fuel subsidies in Quebec, which it estimates at roughly CAD 270 million in 2015.
- A Guide to COP 22Negotiators gathering from November 7–18, 2016, in Morocco face the monumental task of preparing for the implementation the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. IISD brings you up to speed on the status of negotiations and the most significant items on the Marrakech Climate Change Conference agenda.
- Supporting Energy Pricing Reform and Carbon Pricing Policies Through CreditingThis study examines the role that policy crediting might play in increasing the mitigation impact of energy pricing reform and carbon pricing policies.
- The Paris Agreement: Built to lastAs the dust begins to settle following the euphoric sense of achievement and relief of UNFCCC delegates during the closing plenary of COP 21 earlier this month, the time has come for a reality check.
- What to Look For During the Paris Climate Change ConferenceThe stakes are incredibly high as representatives of 196 countries meet in Paris to forge a new international climate change agreement at COP 21.
- Key Issues on the Road to Paris: A briefing note on COP 21 for the members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP)The year 2015 is crucial in the fight against climate change.From November 30 to December 11, representatives of 196 countries will meet in Paris...
- Encouraging Developing Country Participation in a Future Climate Change RegimeThis paper explores how major developing economies might become effectively engaged in a post-2012 climate change regime. The paper sets out a...
- A Way Forward: Canadian perspectives on post-2012 climate policyParties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol agreed on the Bali Action Plan in December 2007. The plan...