Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.

Framing the Future: Embracing the Low-Carbon Economy – Convene

This study was conducted with the participation of regional stakeholders and sector experts who will offer insight into the economic risks and opportunities associated with the expected decarbonisation of the global economy, and policies and actions that will best position Canada to compete in this new context.  To ensure that the proposed low-carbon growth plan not only recognizes, but is in fact built upon Canada’s regional realities, the NRT has partnered with leading public policy organizations in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada.



NRT Stakeholder Consultation Sessions
November – December 2011

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) is investigating the economic risks and opportunities of climate change for Canada. As part of this initiative the NRT is exploring what a low-carbon economy looks like for Canada. This meeting is one of ten regional events being held by the NRT and its Regional Partners across the country throughout November and December, 2011. The purpose of these sessions is to obtain stakeholder input and advice on the regional and pan-Canadian opportunities and challenges inherent in the global transition to a low-carbon economy, and how Canada can succeed and prosper in this new reality. This input will shape the findings and recommendations of the NRT in its development of a low-carbon growth plan for Canada.

These meeting will help:

  • Solicit broad-based private sector input on how Canada should position itself in the global low-carbon transition;
  • Improve our understanding of regional priorities and opportunities; and
  • Ensure that our advice is grounded in the regional realities.

Regional Sessions

Western Regional Sessions

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Cautious Optimism: Western Perspectives on a Low-Carbon Economy
Prepared by Shawna Stirrett
Senior Policy Analyst
Canada West Foundation

Ontario Regional Session

Quebec Regional Sessions

Atlantic Regional Sessions