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.

NRTEE Plenary Session – September 14-15, 2011 – Ottawa, Ontario

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, September 14, 2011

10.00 a.m.

Opening Session

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Report from the President and CEO

10.30 a.m.

Calendar, Policy Agenda Overview and Communications Update

9.30 a.m.

Review of NRTEE Calendar

Presentations on NRTEE Policy Agenda, Workplan and Strategic Communications Plan

11.00 a.m.

Reports from Members on NRT-related activities since last Plenary meeting

11.30 a.m.

Discuss and approve updates to 2008 NRTEE By-Law

1.00 p.m.

Ministerial Reference #1Review of Provincial and Territorial Climate Change Plans and Policies : Update

2.15 p.m.

Ministerial Reference #2Assessment of Potential Life Cycle Approaches to Enhance Environmental Sustainability – Update

6.00 – 8.30 p.m.

Evening Working Session


  • Guy Saint-Jacques, Canada’s Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change
  • Ms. Mohau Pheko, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Canada and Ms. Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa’s Ambassador-at-Large for COP 17/CMP 7
  • Justin Brown, Australia’s High Commissioner to Canada

Thursday, September 15, 2011

8.30 a.m.

Climate Prosperity Report #5 – A Policy Pathway Report for Climate Impacts and Adaptation: Update and Approve Report Outline

10.00 a.m.

Climate Prosperity Report #6 — Policy Pathway Report for Global Low-Carbon Transition Update


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