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 – September 15-16, 2009 – Willson House, Meech Lake, Quebec

September 15-16, 2009

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.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009
9:00 a.m. Chairperson’s Opening RemarksReport from the President and CEO
10.45 a.m. Discuss and Approve the Final Report on Adaptation of Northern Infrastructure to Climate Change
1.30 p.m. Receive update and discuss the Economic Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change for Canada (EROCC) Program
5.45 p.m. Dinner with guest speaker: David Runnalls, President and CEO, IISD.Topic: International Climate Change Developments and Lead-Up to Copenhagen
Wednesday, November 16, 2009
9.00 a.m. Receive update and discuss the Water Sustainability and the Future of Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors Program
11.15. a.m. Discuss the NRTEE’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Project
1.00 p.m. NRTEE Surveys, Performance and Priorities


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