Exchanging Ideas on Climate
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Exchanging ideas on Climate


Energy and Climate Change

The need for energy is on the rise globally. By 2030, demand will have increased by more than 50 percent. While this growing demand is a sign of a vibrant economy it also poses significant environmental challenges and risks. One of them is climate change.
With the right climate change policy and the use of clean technologies, Canada can meet its future energy needs without harming its environment and endangering its economy. Carbon capture and storage, co-generation and renewable energies all have the potential to lower our greenhouse gas emissions in a context of growth.

The NRTEE concludes that the chief difficulty is not the lack of relevant technologies; it is the lack of a long-term price signal. Such a signal is needed to help the private sector that take GHG reductions into consideration when making the needed investment decisions for technology to mitigate the impacts of energy production and use on our environment.

Start Date: 2005
End Date: June 2006
Status: Report released

Meetings and Events

In the Fall of 2006, the NRTEE held ten outreach sessions across Canada :

  • Toronto, Ontario ? November 7 & 8, 2006
  • Montreal, Quebec ? November 10, 2006
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories ? November 20, 2006
  • Edmonton, Alberta ? November 22, 2006
  • Vancouver, British Columbia ? November 24, 2006
  • Calgary, Alberta ? November 27, 2006
  • ? November 30, 2006
  • Moncton, New Brunswick ? December 5, 2006
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba ? December 7, 2006

Participants provided feedback on the Round Table?s approach to energy and climate change issues. The results of these consultations were summarized for the federal Minister of the Environment.

Background Documents

  • NRTEE Advice for a Long-term Strategy on Energy and Climate Change in Canada - Final Report
  • The International Policy Elements of a Long-term Energy and Climate Change Strategy for Canada

News Release

June 21, 2006 - Long-term Climate Solution Exists, Advisory Group Says: Focus must be on both energy use and production, action is required now



Advice on a Long-term Strategy on Energy and Climate Change