Natural Resources, Environment & Energy

Canada’s resource sector can play a key role in reducing global emissions. Achieving this untapped potential requires a strategic focus, continued policy refinement and access to world markets.

Natural Resources, Environment & Energy

Canada’s resource sector can play a key role in reducing global emissions. Achieving this untapped potential requires a strategic focus, continued policy refinement and access to world markets.

Our Position

Our resource sector is one of our nation’s greatest strengths and has been a key driver of economic and social development, but significant policy initiatives are necessary to realize its potential in the 21st-century. We must:

  • Advocate for regulatory reform to ensure we can build the infrastructure to get our resources to world markets.
  • Develop policy recommendations to ensure the decarbonization of our energy grids is a catalyst for further economic growth and development.
  • Create the policy environment to allow our resource sector to modernize its operations and infrastructure while creating opportunities for a 21st-century labour force.
  • Provide Canadian business with the opportunity to take a leadership position on climate policy and meet our NDC targets with emission reduction pathways that are market-driven, flexible and at the lowest possible cost for businesses and Canadians.

Policy Committees & Working Groups

An important complement to our Policy team, many significant policy public positions originate from our committees and working groups

National Circular Economy Working Group

Our National Circular Economy Working Group advocates harnessing the power of circularity, develops extended product responsibility strategies and influences government policy on circular initiatives.

National Utilities Working Group

Our National Utilities Working Group serves as a strategic foresight group to develop a five-year outlook for the utility sector, focusing on key regulatory trends in climate policy, technology and regulatory challenges.

Natural Resources & Environment Committee

Our Natural Resources and Environment Committee considers and reports on matters relating to Canada's natural resource and environmental policies.

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