The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) recently released its response to the federal government’s 2009 Climate Change Plan, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act. In its response, the NRTEE assesses the federal government’s current and proposed emission-reduction programs, concluding, among other things, that “it is likely that many of the emission reductions attributed to specific measures and policies are overestimated.” As a result, the NRTEE recommends the federal government continue to improve its emissions forecasting methodologies and reporting.

For further information, please see “Response of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy to its Obligations under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act - July 2009.”