Canada ranks sixth among the G8 countries on its readiness to compete in the
low-carbon economy of the future, according to a new
report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE).
The NRTEE, an independent advisory group to the Minister of
the Environment, has put together a set of 15 indicators to track countries'
ability to make the successful transition to a low-carbon economy. Their
rankings cover federal policies, but also include provincial government
initiatives, the private sector, and other institutions (for example, the
number of MBA programs in sustainability) — so the score is for Canada as a
country, rather than simply for our federal government's performance.