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 – December 3-4, 2009 – Ottawa, Ontario

December 3-4, 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.


Thursday, December 3, 2009
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
11:15 a.m. NRTEE Water Program: Key Outcomes from the Sector Roundtables
2:00 p.m. NRTEE EROCC Program: Discuss Preliminary Findings from CurrentResearch
6:00 p.m. Dinner with guest speaker: Mr. Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment
and Sustainable Development
Friday, December 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Update and discuss the NRTEE’s Sustainability Project
10:45 a.m. International Stage Update — Copenhagen, Commonwealth, U.S.: Presentation and


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