National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

April 25, 2012 15:28 ET

Media Advisory: NRT to Release Reports on How Canadian Businesses Are Adapting to Climate Change

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 25, 2012) - The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) will release two new reports advising Canadian businesses and governments on coping with climate change from a business perspective.

"Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate" is a three report series that emphasizes the key role of Canadian business in adapting to a warming world - a role largely unexplored to date. It highlights the risks and opportunities that a changing climate presents and how businesses need to adjust their strategies and practices to adapt in order to stay competitive and prosper in years to come. The first report, released last month, presented successes, challenges, and lessons from thirteen Canadian and international pacesetting companies who are already adapting to climate change.

What: Business Primer report
Advisory Report to government
Date of Release: Friday, April 27, 2012
Time: 7 a.m. EST

The reports, along with a news release and background information, will be distributed electronically and posted on the NRT website www.nrtee-trnee.ca

NRT President and CEO, David McLaughlin, will be available for interviews.

About the Round Table

Through the development of innovative policy research and considered advice, the NRT's mission is to help Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation. The NRT is the only national organization with a direct mandate from Parliament to engage Canadians in the generation and promotion of sustainable development advice.

Contact Information

  • To book an interview with Mr. McLaughlin, please contact:
    Marie-Josee Lapointe
    Director, Communications and Public Affairs
    National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
    613.943.2054 / 613.617.4436
    mariejosee.lapointe@nrtee-trnee.gc.ca