National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

November 22, 2006 06:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER/NRTEE: Energy and Climate Change Outreach Session

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 22, 2006) - The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) is holding an outreach session to discuss its Long-term Advice on Energy and Climate Change, in Edmonton on November 22, 2006 - part of a series of sessions taking place across Canada.

With climate change now a critically important news and policy issue, the sessions draw together experts and stakeholders from industry, the public sector, the environmental community and others. They will discuss the Round Table's Advisory Note findings on how Canada can prepare for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by mid-21st century.

The NRTEE's Findings include advice on:

- What measures can be taken to reduce greenhouse gases

- How these can be achieved - the technology, the costs and the benefits

Steve Williams, Executive Vice President, Oil Sands, Suncor Energy Inc. and NRTEE Member; Alexander Wood, NRTEE Acting President and CEO; and other experts are available for interviews.



What: National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Outreach Session

When: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8)

Where: Centennial Room, The Westin Edmonton Hotel 10135 - 100th Street, Edmonton, Alberta


The NRTEE was created by the government in October 1988. Its independent role and mandate were enshrined in the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy Act, which was passed by the House of Commons in May 1993. Appointed by Governor in Council, our members are distinguished leaders in business and labour, universities, environmental organizations, Aboriginal communities and municipalities.

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