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 30, 2011 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Planning For Prosperity – Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Growth Plan

NRT Stakeholder Consultation Session
November 30, 2011 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

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.

Atlantic Regional Partner

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Discussion Paper

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Elizabeth Beale
President & Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council

John Cuddihy
Senior Policy Advisor

Shawn Duncan
Associate Vice President
AECOM Canada

Darleen Duggan
Duggan International Group

Jennifer Wagner
Carbon Project Specialist
Carbon Sense Solutions Inc.

Denise Edwards
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Hatt
The Conference Publishers

Jacob Irving
Canadian Hydropower Association

Douglas Keefe
Executive Director
Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy

Lois Levine
Executive Director
Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust

Don McIver
Director of Research
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies

David McLaughlin
President and Chief Executive Officer

Ryan McLeod
Research Assistant
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council

Andrew Noseworthy
Senior Advisor to President – Energy
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Mark Parent
Vice Chair

Steve Rankin
Director, External Relations
Maritime & Northeast Pipeline – Spectra Energy Transmission

Jamie Thomson
Board Representative – Energy Issues Committee

Shelley Wilcox
President and Chairman
Community Economic Development Investment Funds Management Ltd. (CEDIF)

Peter Wright
Industry Development Officer, Atlantic Canada Energy
Office Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

The Regional Sessions



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