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 – March 10-11, 2011 – Ottawa, Ontario

March 10-11, 2011

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, March 10, 2011
10.00 a.m. Opening SessionChairperson’s Opening Remarks

Report from the President and CEO

10.30 a.m. Calendar, Policy Agenda Overview and Communications Update
10.45 a.m. Reports from Members on NRTEE-related activities since last Plenary Meeting
11.30 a.m. Water Program – Phase II: Update on Research and Stakeholder Engagement
Activities – Presentation
3.15 p.m. Climate Prosperity Report #5 – Policy Pathway Report for Climate Impacts and
6.00 p.m. Climate Prosperity Report #7 – Citizen Engagement: Presentation on Proposed Research Approach and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
Friday, March 11, 2011
8.30 a.m. Climate Prosperity Report #4 – Net National Costs of Climate Change (Economic
Costs of Climate Change for Canada)
2.00 p.m. Visit by the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment


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