Securing Canada's Natural Capital: A Vision for Nature Conservation in the 21st Century






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Securing Canada’s Natural Capital: A Vision for Nature Conservation in the 21st Century



In 2001, the NRTEE established a program to examine key challenges and opportunities for conservation. The goal of the program was to encourage all Canadians to undertake stewardship of the land and waters – publicly and privately owned – and to shape and support new tools that can be used to better conserve, restore and maintain thelong-term health of ecosystems.

The result of extensive research and multistakeholder input, this report presents 20 recommendations aimed at furthering conservation in Canada. The National Round Table is calling for federal action in five key areas: conservation planning for whole landscapes; partnerships with industry on working landscapes; community stewardship; conservation of marine ecosystems; and implementing a national framework for action.

In response, the NRTEE commissioned this study, whose objectives are to: understand the nature of the motor vehicle market in Canada and trends, including the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the industry and the Government on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; identify the key feebate options that meet the mandatory parameters identified by the Government; and, assess the options against the criteria established in the Budget 2005 Framework.