Report release, briefing and discussion with senior OECD officials.

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Location: Faculty of Social Sciences Building, Room 4004, 120 University Prvt., University of Ottawa.


Where does Canada rank in environmental, climate and green economy indicators compared to other peer nations? How are government policies affecting our environmental indicators? How can we improve?

Smart Prosperity Institute invites you to join us for the launch of the OECD's third Environmental Performance Review of Canada, which seeks to answer these questions. Senior OECD staff will present the key findings of the report followed by a Q&A and discussion with attendees.


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Canada, the world's second largest country by area, has abundant natural resources. Its vast territory includes large tracts of undisturbed wilderness. However, urbanisation and agriculture are putting pressure on the natural asset base. Since 2000, Canada has made progress in decoupling economic growth from air pollution, energy consumption and GHG emissions, but it remains one of the most energy- and emissions-intensive economies in the OECD. Further progress is needed to transition to a green, low-carbon economy.

The third Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Canada evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with special features on climate change mitigation and urban wastewater management.

The OECD has been conducting EPRs of their 35 member countries since 1992. The EPRs play an important role in the sharing of share policy experiences between countries, enhancing government accountability, and providing recommendations for improvement.