National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

June 11, 2012 15:08 ET

Media Advisory: NRT to Release Report on the State of Climate Progress in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2012) - The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) will release a new report to the Minister of the Environment on the state of climate progress in Canada, reminding us of how far the country has come and how far it must go to meet Canada's stated 2020 greenhouse gas emission reductions target.

What: REALITY CHECK: THE STATE OF CLIMATE PROGRESS IN CANADA
- an advisory report to government
Date of Release: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Time: 7 a.m. EST

This report conducts a comprehensive review of provincial and territorial climate change plans and assesses their likely contribution to Canada's 2020 greenhouse gas emission-reduction target of 17% below 2005 levels. The report, along with a news release, will be distributed electronically and posted on the NRT website www.nrtee-trnee.ca

NRT President and CEO, David McLaughlin, and NRT Vice-Chair Bob Slater 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:
    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