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.

November 9, 2011 – Calgary, Alberta – Planning For Prosperity – Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Growth Plan

NRT Stakeholder Consultation Session
November 9, 2011 – Calgary, Alberta

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.

Western Regional Partner

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Discussion Paper – Planning For Prosperity: Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Growth Plan
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Cautious Optimism: Western Perspectives on a Low-Carbon Economy
Prepared by Shawna Stirrett
Senior Policy Analyst
Canada West Foundation


Jill Baker
Senior Policy Advisor

Rosemary Boulton
Kitimat LNG, Inc.

James Brown

David Butler
Executive Director
Canadian Clean Power Coalition

John Cuddihy
Senior Policy Advisor

Jenna Dunlop

Gerry Ertel

Dr. Roger Gibbins

Ken Hogg
Founder and President, Renewable Energy Solutions
and Board Member of AEEA
Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA)

Peter Howard
President and CEO
Canadian Energy Research Institute

Dr. Eddy Isaacs
CEO Alberta Innovate

Brenda Kenny

Robert Kulhawy
NRT Member
Executive Chairman
Calco Environmental Group

Lois Macklin
Alberta Innovates

Peter May

Susan Nelson

Robert Page
TransAlta Professor of Environmental
Management & Sustainability
University of Calgary

Shaun Peddie
Director, Policy
Western Economic Diversification Canada

Justin Pockar
Energy & Environment Coordinator
City of Calgary

Shawna Ritchie

The Regional Sessions



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