Jean-Yves Benoit

Director, Carbon Market Division

Ministry of Environment, Québec

Mr. Jean-Yves Benoit holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Montreal.

He worked for many year in the private sector before joining, in 2006, Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable development, Environment, Wild Life and Parks .

Mr. Benoit is the Director of the Carbon Market Division. His team is responsible for the development and implementation of Quebec’s cap and trade system and its linking with California’s system.

He represents the government of Quebec at the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and is a member of the Board of Directors of WCI Inc., a non-profit organization created to support the implementation of WCI’s Regional Cap-and-Trade Program.


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