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 1-2, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario

December 1-2, 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, December 1, 2010
10.00 a.m.

Opening Session

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Report from the President and CEO

10.30 a.m. Report on the Canadian Geographic Initiative Regional Outreach Sessions
10.45 a.m. NRTEE 2010 Calendar and Policy Agenda Overview
11.00 a.m. Communications Update
11.15 a.m. Reports from Members on NRT-related activities since last Plenary Meeting
12.45 p.m. Climate Prosperity Report #4 – Net National Costs of Climate Change (Economic Costs of Climate Change for Canada): Review feedback from regional outreach sessions and findings from top-down economic analysis
Thursday, December 2, 2010
8.30 a.m. Climate Prosperity Report #6 – A Low-Carbon Growth Plan for Canada: Approve Proposed Research Approach and Engagement Strategy
10.45 a.m. Water Program: Phase II Update



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