Climate Prosperity





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.

The Economic Impacts of Climate Change for Canada

Climate Prosperity – Report # 4
Climate change will be expensive for Canada and Canadians. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide will exert a growing economic toll on our own country, exacting a rising price from Canadians as climate change impacts occur here at home.

Our Process
NRT Process - Research, Convene, Advise

Process Research


The NRT conducted original and innovative research based on established economic modelling approaches to determine the economic costs of climate change to Canada. Four future scenarios help us tell the story of the economic risks and uncertainties associated with rising global emissions. We then considered how adaptation can help reduce the economic impacts with studies on timber supply, coastal areas, and human health. Our research and findings were reviewed by experts throughout the process.

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Process Convene


The NRT convened a strong knowledge base of regional, national and international experts at several junctions to guide our thinking. A group of experts reviewed our studies and analysis. We discussed preliminary findings with expert stakeholders in five cities, in 2010, to assess their validity and salience.

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Process Advise


Global emissions will have a price tag for Canada. Investing in adaptation and mitigation can help keep costs down. Climate inaction means a greater price to pay.

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