During the webinar, James and Sheila will:
- Introduce and describe the How Canada Performs program, and the Environment framework and ranking methodology used in the analysis;
- Examine the performance of Canada and the provinces relative to 16 international peers on 11 indicators of environmental performance;
- Explore how Canada’s environmental performance has changed over time, relative to international peers on key indicators; and
- Describe approaches for Canada and the provinces to take to address their environmental weaknesses.
James Knowles is a Research Associate within the Public Policy division, and analyst for the How Canada Performs—Environment report card. Since joining the Conference Board in 2013, James has also produced and contributed to reports on GHG emissions in the transportation sector, the value of travel time, agricultural economics and income inequality.
Sheila Rao is the Manager of the Conference Board’s annual flagship report, How Canada Performs , a multi-year research program designed to help identify relative strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s socio-economic performance. Sheila joined the Conference Board in 2005 and holds an MBA from McGill University and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Queen’s University.
About How Canada Performs
How Canada Performs is an ongoing research program designed to help identify relative strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s socio-economic performance. It is an online flagship product that presents data and analysis on Canada’s national, provincial and territorial performance relative to that of 15 peer countries in six performance categories: Economy, Innovation, Environment, Education and Skills, Health, and Society.