Environment Industry Day (EID) 2010: Ontario's
transformation to a green economy
Ontario is at the beginning of a green
transformation. Companies across the province are responding to
the increasing demand for environmental goods, clean technologies, products and
services. Our existing manufacturing base is “greening” its own
operations, reducing the use of energy and water, and adopting more sustainable
business practices and clean technology. Ontario’s communities and citizens are
increasingly aware of their environmental footprint and are turning to Ontario’s
environmental sector to help them live more sustainable lifestyles.
The companies that make up our growing environment industry are poised to
help our province make this important transformation - and this is the focus of
FOR THE DAY
MPPs: ONEIA schedules meetings with MPPs, cabinet ministers and
opposition leaders throughout the day. This portion begins with a briefing
session at Queen's Park, Committee Room 230 at 8:00 AM sharp and then teams meet
with politicians throughout the day. Please note that while only ONEIA members
can volunteer for these teams, the final selection of who participates in them
is determined by the organizing committee to ensure that the teams are
representative of our industry. Participation is limited to ONE participant per
roundtables: Beginning with registration at 11:30 at the Sutton Place
Hotel and a luncheon speech by the Deputy Minister of the Environment, ONEIA
hosts member-only roundtables with senior policy representatives from several
different ministries, allowing our members to have facilitated high-level
dialogue that provides valuable feedback to government - and valuable insight to
our companies. This year's roundtable topics include:
- Brownfields: What impact will new Brownfields
regulations have on developers, consultants and financial institutions?
Can the Government of Ontario maintain its smart growth agenda in light
of the more stringent standards and stricter rules?
- Water and
wastewater: What might the
province’s new water agenda look like? Where might it go, and how
can industry contribute?
- Green Energy:
leading North America in its approach to green energy – but how is the Green
Energy Act rolling out? Are we looking at fine-tuning?
How is the FIT program being received?
- Modernization of
approvals / open for business: How is the Ministry
of Environment’s ambitious modernization process going? What key
changes can Ontario environment companies expect in coming months and
- Air and climate
change: How might we move to a
federal/Ontario cap and trade system? How are air approvals issues
playing out within MOE – and can we look for any changes on this
Diversion: Industry and the
province are grappling with a range of waste issues – what will the coming year
bring for approvals, extended producer responsibility and the recent white paper
on zero waste?
reception: ONEIA members and nonmembers gather from 5:00 to 7:30 PM in
the Queen's Park dining room for a reception hosted by the Mniister of the
Environment. This reception is generally attended by dozens of politicians,
senior staff, cabinet ministers and prominent figures from across our
Register now, as we expect this EID to sell out
NOTE: ONEIA members, after they complete their registration, will
receive a separate e-mail from our event manager asking them which parts of the
day they would like to participate in.
A limited number of sponsorships are
available for the day. To discuss these opportunities, please contact
Caroline Aston at firstname.lastname@example.org.