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News Release – June 27, 2007

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) examines medium- and long-term scenarios for GHG emission and air pollutant reductions in Interim Report to the Minister of the Environment

Ottawa, June 27th, 2007 – The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) released its interim report to the Minister of the Environment containing preliminary research and analysis as it relates to the federal government’s Clean Air Regulatory Agenda. The report provides initial findings focused on potential air emission reduction targets in Canada for the medium- (2020) and long-term (2050). The Interim Report also reflects economic analysis on the costs associated with various emission reduction targets for greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

“The NRTEE is pleased to make available this Interim Report – which is based on the government’s request for advice, from the Round Table, on its Clean Air Regulatory Agenda – and to provide the government and Canadians with critical information and perspectives on this important issue.”, said Glen Murray, Chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

This Interim Report and the final report we will be releasing in the fall — builds on the NRTEE’s ongoing role of providing advice on climate change policies for Canada. Its findings reinforce the NRTEE’s view that — while short term action is necessary to minimize long-term economic and environmental costs — the policy focus should shift to the medium- and long-term given the lead times associated with transforming our energy system and the technology research and deployment that it implies.” added Alexander Wood, Acting President and CEO of the NRTEE.

These preliminary findings reflect results of scenario analyses only. The NRTEE’s final analysis and recommendations regarding specific targets and policies will be provided to the Minister of the Environment in the fall of 2007.

For an overview of the Interim Report and its findings please consult the attached Backgrounder or view the complete report.

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About the NRTEE

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), an independent federal agency, is dedicated to exploring new opportunities to integrate environmental conservation and economic development, in order to sustain Canada’s prosperity and secure its future.


For more information or media inquiries contact:

Edwin Smith
Acting Communications Advisor, NRTEE
Tel: 613-943-0397
Fax: 613-992-7385

Orli Namian
Temple Scott Associates
Tel: 647-262-6776

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