National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

December 05, 2006 11:54 ET

Media Advisory/The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy: Energy and Climate Change Outreach Session

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 5, 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 Winnipeg on December 7, 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

Glen Murray, NRTEE Chair; 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: Thursday, December 7
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8)

Where: Manitoba Ballroom, The York Hotel
161 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba


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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