The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT), an independent policy advisory agency that has advised the federal government on sustainable development solutions, has released its sixth and final report in its Climate Prosperity series, Framing the Future: Embracing the Low-Carbon Economy. According to the NRT, the report is intended to raise awareness of the implications of, and the opportunities for Canada in, a world where limits are placed on the emission of greenhouse gases. The report recommends how Canada should position itself with respect to low-carbon goods and services markets in order to prosper through the "global transition to a low-carbon economy." In the report, the NRT quantifies the potential opportunities in the low-carbon market, assesses and characterizes the risks to Canada in a global transition to a low-carbon economy and puts forward a low-carbon growth framework as a resource for government, the private sector and Canadian citizens. The framework recommends that government work with the private sector to stimulate innovation, mobilize investment, increase access to global markets for low-carbon goods and services, and foster talent and skills development.
For further information, please see the NRT website.