Record of meetings

To be transparent, the Net-Zero Advisory Body, NZAB, will post summaries from our official meetings on our website.

These records will be made public within 30 days of each meeting.

To be transparent, the Net-Zero Advisory Body, NZAB, will post summaries from our official meetings on our website.

These records will be made public within 30 days of each meeting.

  • June 10, 2021

    • Members had an optional informational briefing with officials from the Treasury Board Secretariat on greening government initiatives.
    • The presentation was followed by a question and answer period.
  • June 8, 2021

    • Members heard a presentation from the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada.
    • The presentation was followed by a question and answer period.
    • Members discussed plans for upcoming meetings and the release of the pathways summary.
  • May 27, 2021

    • Members discussed the 3-month summary on net-zero pathways, lines of inquiry, and a recent meeting of international climate councils.
    • The Chairs of the NZAB’s engagement and research subcommittees provided updates on the status of their work.
    • An official from Environment and Climate Change Canada provided information on emissions estimates for 2030.
  • May 11, 2021

    • Members reflected on the presentations from April 27, 2021.
    • Members discussed the 3-month summary on net-zero pathways.
    • The Chairs of the NZAB’s engagement and research subcommittees provided updates on the status of their work.
    • Members discussed forward planning.
  • May 3, 2021

    • Members had an optional informational briefing with officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada on climate science.
  • April 28, 2021

    • Members had an optional informational briefing with officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada on climate policy, including modelling, programs, and proposed legislation
  • April 27, 2021

    • Members heard presentations from representative from the Net-Zero America Project (Princeton University) and Indigenous Clean Energy. Each presentation was followed by a question and answer period.
    • The Chairs of the NZAB’s engagement and research subcommittees provided updates on the status of their work.
    • Members discussed plans for their upcoming meetings and the 3-month summary on net-zero pathways.
  • April 26, 2021

    • The Minister of Environment and Climate Change met with the NZAB, underscoring the independence of the NZAB and his availability to meet with the NZAB going forward.
    • The Minister and Members discussed Canada’s new 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target and the NZAB’s work to date, including the status of their initial net-zero pathways summary and lines of inquiry.
  • April 13, 2021

    • Members heard presentations from representatives from the United Kingdom’s Climate Change Committee, France’s Haut Conseil pour le Climat, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Each presentation was followed by a question and answer period.
    • The Chairs of the NZAB’s research and engagement subcommittees provided updates on their work thus far.
    • Members discussed next steps for upcoming presentations, and the development of their 3-month summary on net-zero pathways.
  • March 30, 2021

    • Members shared reflections from the presentations on March 23, 2021.
    • Members heard presentations from representatives from the National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine, and the Sustainable Energy Systems Integration and Transitions Group (David Suzuki Foundation and University of Victoria). Each presentation was followed by a question and answer period.
    • Members discussed the purpose and scope for the NZAB’s new research and engagement subcommittees, and preliminary considerations to inform their work.