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.

NRT Plenary Session – June 2-3, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario

June 2-3, 2010

The NRT builds consensus, beginning with our Members. NRT Members are appointed by the Government of Canada for up to three years. Our Members are themselves a group of distinguished sustainability leaders active in businesses, universities, environmental groups, labour and public policy from across Canada. They meet in a round table format that offers a safe haven for discussion and encourages the unfettered exchange of ideas leading to consensus.While they hold different perspectives, they think and work through the same lens – bringing the environment and economy together.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010
10.00 a.m. Opening SessionChairperson’s Opening Remarks

Report from the President and CEO

10.30 a.m. Reports from members on NRTEE-related activities since last Plenary Meeting
11:30 a.m. Study of Physical Impacts of Climate Change
1:15 p.m. Study of Economics of Climate Impacts and Adaptation (Net National Costs of Climate Change)
2:00 p.m. Canada-US Climate Policy Study
6:00 p.m. Evening Session/Dinner: Guests from the Steering Committee from the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, namely Senators David Angus (Chair), Grant Mitchell, Daniel Lang, Richard Neufeld
Thursday, June 3, 2010
9.30 a.m. Informal Dialogue with the Honourable John Manley, President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), and John Dillon, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, CCCE
10.30 a.m. Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA): Briefing on the Government’s Plan and NRTEE Next Steps
11:00 a.m. NRTEE Branding: Update on the Initiative


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