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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.


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November 3, 2011 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Planning For Prosperity – Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Growth Plan

NRT Stakeholder Consultation Session
November 3, 2011 – Vancouver, British Columbia

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

Shawn Burns
President and CEO
Carbon Credit Corp.

John Cuddihy
Senior Policy Advisor

Dr. Roger Gibbins

Sarah Goodman
Tides Canada

Doug Hooper
CEO and Chair
Canadian Bioenergy Corporation

Roslyn Kunin
Director of BC Office
Canada West Foundation

Tim McEwan
President & CEO
Initiatives Prince George

Richard Prokopanko
NRT Member
Gov Relations
Rio Tinto Alcan Inc

Juergen Puetter
Blue Fuel Energy Corp.

John Richards
School of Public Policy
Simon Fraser University

Shawna Ritchie 

Erich Schwartz 

Ian Thomson

Jasper Van de Wetering
Environmental Manager
Lehigh Cement

The Regional Sessions



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