November 26, 2009
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.
Recognizing the unique vulnerability of Canada’s North and the potential for climate change to compromise local and regional environments and communities, the NRT embarked on a focused policy research program to offer practical adaptation solutions. We studied how risk-management tools such as insurance building codes and disaster management can be applied proactively to ensure northern communities and critical infrastructures are able to adjust and adapt to the stresses of climate change.Read More
The NRT benefited from the insights, perspectives, and advice of over 70 stakeholders in the shaping of this policy work. As part of our research, we visited and heard from experts and decision makers in Gjoa Haven, Inuvik, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Toronto, and Edmonton though a series of consultation sessions.Read More
True North highlights the risks to northern infrastructure posed by climate change and the opportunities in adaptation. It casts a light on one of the most critical aspects of adaptation – ensuring that infrastructure is resilient over its lifespan in the face of climate change. Our report shows clearly how we can use existing risk management tools to reduce infrastructure vulnerabilities and adapt more effectively to climate change in Canada’s North.Read More