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Canada-U.S Climate Policy Outreach Session – Calgary, Alberta – February 22, 2011

On February 22nd, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy in collaboration with Climate Change Central will host a half-day dialogue session in Calgary that will bring together thought leaders to review the NRTEE’s recent report Parallel Paths: Canada-U.S. Climate Policy Choices and discuss its findings and their implications for Canadian climate policy. The insights generated in this session will be combined with advice generated through dialogues being led by NRTEE across the country and submitted to the Minister of the Environment.


1:30 Official Welcome, Overview of the Day and Introductions
1:40 NRTEE Parallel Paths Report presentation and discussion
2:50 Round Table Dialogue Session Guiding Questions:Part 1:If the US does not move forward on comprehensive national climate legislation, does this mean Canada too should not move forward?

Part 2:How should the federal government move forward?  What role can or should carbon pricing play?  What role can/should regulation play?

Part 3:What role should a Federal technology fund play to support low-carbon technologies in Canada?  How could/should such a mechanism be governed (both in terms of generating revenue and in investing in low-carbon technologies)?  How could federal and provincial funds be integrated?

3:50 Summary review of key issues and next steps



Kirk Andries

Laura Badiyan-Eyford
Enbridge Inc.

Dale Beugin
Policy Advisor
National Round Table on the Environment and Economy

Helen Corbett
Director, C3 Foundation
Climate Change Central

Jim Cormack
Advisor, Climate Change

Jenna Dunlop
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Dustin Engel
Environmental Programs Coordinator
Alberta Infrastructure

Adam Gagnon
Business Development
Climate Change Central

Karen Gorecki
Climate Change Central

Leo Flamen
Senior Consultant – Thermal Power
Hatch Ltd.

Bob Hawkesworth
Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

Arsheel Hirji
Environmental Specialist, Air, Climate and Energy

Tom Huffaker
Vice President, Policy and Environment
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

James Hughes
Manager, Energy Analysis
Imperial Oil Limited

Paul Hunt
Director, Sustainability and Environmental Performance
Enbridge Inc.

Fiona Jones
Suncor Energy Inc.

William Kimber
Vice President, Research
Canada West Foundation

Kimberly King
Administration Assistant
Climate Change Central

Robert Klager
Director, Public Affairs

Simon Knight
President and CEO
Climate Change Central

Robert Kulhawy
NRTEE Member

David Layzell
Executive Director
ISEEE – University of Calgary

Pat Letizia
Executive Director
Alberta EcoTrust Foundation

Laura Lochman
Consul General
US Consolute General

David McLaughlin
President and CEO
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Monica Micek
Alberta Environment

Bob Mills
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Jon Mitchell
Lead, Environment Policy and Strategy

Robert Page
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Brad Park
Alberta Environment

Jotham Peters
MK Jaccard and Associates

Ryan Pike
Jim Hume Intern
Canada West Foundation

Jeff Reading
Director, Business Development
Climate Change Central

Joelle Rekers
Environmental Specialist
City of Calgary

Shawna Ritchie
Policy Analyst
Canada West Foundation

Kim Rowe
Community Development Officer
Alberta Culture and Community Spirit

Larissa Sommerfeld
Canada West Foundation

Lloyd Visser
Vice President, Environment and Sustainable Development
ConocoPhillips Canada

Ed Whittingham
Executive Director
The Pembina Institute

Gary Woloshyniuk
The City of Edmonton


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