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 29, 2011 – Saint John, New Brunswick – Planning For Prosperity – Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Growth Plan

NRT Stakeholder Consultation Session
November 29, 2011 – Saint John, New Brunswick

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

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (logo)

Discussion Paper

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Rob Belliveau
General Manager
Emera New Brunswick

Bill Borland
Vice President, Canadian Federal Programs
AMEC Earth Environmental

Bill Breckenridge
Director, Renewable Energy and Emerging Technologies, Department of Energy
Government of New Brunswick

Andrew Carson
Legal Affairs & Government Relations, Irving Oil Operations G.P.
Irving Oil

David Coon
Executive Director
Conservation Council New Brunswick Action

John Cuddihy
Senior Policy Advisor
National Round Table

Darwin Curtis
A/Executive Director
New Brunswick Climate Change Secretariat

Susan Farquharson
Executive Director
Canadian Rivers Institute

John Herron
Atlantica Centre for Energy

Paul Jordan
Community Planner
New Brunswick Climate Change Secretariat and Green Economy Project

Isabella Kavafian
Research Associate
National Round Table

Thomas MacDermott
Energy Efficiency Analyst
Efficiency NB

Dan McCarthy
Director, Energy and Environment Policy and Coordination
Atlantic Canada Energy Office
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

David McLaughlin
President & CEO
National Round Table

William Stanley
Atlantic Hydrogen Inc. (AHi)

David Rayworth

Michael Riley
Riley Environment Limited

The Regional Sessions



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