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Record of meetings

The Net-Zero Advisory Body will post summaries from our official meetings. These records will be made public within 30 days of each meeting.
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November 8, 2023

  • Members met with Paul Halucha, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Clean Growth), Privy Council Office (PCO).
  • Members met with Deputy Ministers and Minister’s Office staff, ECCC.
  • Members received a briefing on the responsibilities of Governor-in-Council appointees.
  • Members discussed their workplan.

October 11, 2023

2023
  • The NZAB onboarded new members to the Advisory Body.
  • Members heard a presentation on carbon budgeting.
  • Members received a briefing from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on modelling greenhouse gas emissions for agriculture.

September 13, 2023

2023
  • Members had a conversation with the Sustainable Finance Action Council.
  • Members received a briefing from NRCan on Forest Carbon Quantification and Accounting.

August 9, 2023

2023
  • Members discussed their Annual Report and work plan for 2023-24.
  • Members met with Energy Super Modelers and International Analysts (ESMIA).
  • Members met with the Canadian Climate Institute (CCI).

July 12, 2023

2023
  • Members discussed the work plan.
  • Members met with Environment and Climate Change on the 2023 ERP Progress Report.
  • Members met with the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer on its report, "A Distributional Analysis of the Federal Fuel Charge under the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan".

June 14, 2023

2023
  • Members discussed budgeting and work plans.
  • Members met with the Environment and Climate Change Youth Council.
  • Members met with the Canada Energy Regulator to get a briefing on the Energy Futures Report.
  • Members met with representatives from the Canadian Electricity Advisory Council.
  • Members discussed the regulatory process with representatives from Natural Resources Canada.

May 10, 2023

2023
  • Members had a conversation with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Deputy Minister Chris Forbes and members of the Minister of ECC’s office.
  • Members discussed NZAB’s budget and work plans for 2023-24.

April 19, 2023

2023
  • Members had a conversation with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Deputy Minister Chris Forbes about NZAB operations and the Minister’s response to NZAB's 2022 annual report.
  • Members discussed NZAB’s budget and work plans for 2023-24.

March 8, 2023

2023
  • Members received a briefing from NRCan on the Regional Tables to inform net-zero industrial policy for Canada.
  • Members had a conversation with the Sustainable Finance Action Council.
  • Members discussed procurement processes with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Chief Financial Officer.
  • Members worked on the NZAB’s communications strategy and Lines of Inquiry work plans for 2023-24.

February 8, 2023

2023
  • Members discussed upcoming conferences and events for 2023.
  • Members discussed media coverage and outreach around the Annual Report.

November 30, 2022

2022
  • Members had a discussion on their 2022 Annual Report, strategic priorities for 2023-25, and communications strategy.
  • Members had a meeting with representatives from Hydro One on their Equity Partnership Model.
  • Members met with Dana Tizya-Tramm, former chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

October 17, 2022

2022
  • Members met with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
  • Members had a discussion on their draft Annual Report, priorities for 2023-25 and their Corporate Plan.
  • Members met with members from the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER).

September 14, 2022

2022
  • Members had a discussion on Canada’s long-term strategy to transition to net-zero with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
  • Members took stock of the status of the Climate Action and Awareness Fund’s net-zero research applications and had a discussion on options for future research and analysis work.
  • Members had a discussion with the Canada Energy Regulator on Canada’s Energy Future Report.

August 10, 2022

2022
  • Members had a discussion with Dr. Nick Mercer and Bryn Wood on support for energy sovereignty, security and sustainability in northern communities.
  • Members had a discussion on sustainable finance with members of the Sustainable Finance Action Council and the Canadian Climate Institute.
  • Members discussed their upcoming Annual Report, progress on their Lines of Inquiry, and continued their conversation on engagement for 2022-2023.

July 13, 2022

2022
  • Members had a discussion with the leadership of the Canadian Climate Institute (CCI).
  • Members had a discussion on governance with a former Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada.
  • Members had a discussion on sustainable natural resource projects with the President and CEO of the Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence.
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