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 – October 6-7, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario

October 6-7, 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, October 6, 2010
8.30 a.m. Opening SessionChairperson’s Opening Remarks

Report from the President and CEO

Debrief on the NRTEE-PPF Oil Sands Dialogue

9.15 a.m. Reports from Members on NRTEE-related activities since last Plenary Meeting
10.00 a.m. NRTEE 2010 Calendar and Policy Agenda Overview
10.15 a.m. Climate Prosperity Report #2: Canada-US Climate Policy Study
11.15 a.m. Water Program: Approve Proposed Phase II Research and Engagement Strategy
1.30 p.m. Climate Prosperity Report #3: Degrees of Change – the Physical Impacts of Climate Change on Canada
Thursday, October 7, 2010
8.30 a.m. Climate Prosperity Report #4: Net National Costs of Climate Change : Review findings from sectoral studies
10.15 a.m. Climate Prosperity Report #4: Net National Costs of Climate Change : Review findings from integrated assessment modelling
11.15 a.m. Climate Prosperity Report #6: Policy Pathway Report for Global Low-Carbon Transition: Approve Proposed Research Approach and Engagement Strategy



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