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Workshop on Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Off-Road Vehicles and Equipment

A two-day workshop on Reducing emissions of Greenhouse gases from off-road vehicles and equipment was held in Toronto December 13-14, 2004. For more information or to request a copy of the presentations and the subsequent submissions received, contact Francine.Lavallee@ec.gc.ca.

Draft Agenda

Delta Chelsea Hotel (Rossetti Room)
33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto
December 13-14, 2004

Day 1 - Sharing Information

  • 8:00 - Registration & Breakfast Snack
  • 8:25 - Welcome
    Mark Tushingham (chair)
    Manager, Off-Road CO2 Initiative
    Environment Canada
  • 8:30 - Opening Remarks
    Danny Epstein
    Director, EPS-Ontario
    Environment Canada

Putting Off-Road into Context

  • 8:45 - Effects of Climate Change
    Henry Hengeveld
    Meteorological Service of Canada
  • 9:30 - Federal Climate Change Activities
    Burns Coutts
    Climate Change Bureau
    Environment Canada
  • 10:00 - Break
  • 10:15 - Emissions of GHGs from the Off-road Sector
    Roland Vaivads
    Consultant (NONROAD model)
  • 11:00 - Update on Off-road "Smog" Emission Regulations
    Morrie Kirshenblatt
    National and International
    Transportation Systems Branch
    Environment Canada

Learning from Others

  • 11:30 - International Awareness Programs for Off-Road Machines
    Brad Kynoch
    Marbek Resource Consultants
  • 12:00 - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30 - Actions on Energy Efficiency for Electrical Appliances
    Anne Wilkins
    Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
  • 2:00 - Fuel Efficiency for On-road Transportation
    Steve Akehurst
    Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
  • 2:30 - Reducing Commercial Vehicle Operation Costs Through Effective Energy Efficiency Awareness
    Bob Smith
    Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
  • 3:00 - Break
  • 3:15 - Reducing Fuel Consumption and Saving Money: Experiences of the Forestry Industry
    Yves Provencher
    Forestry Engineering Research Institute of Canada
  • 3:45 - Scrappage Program for Lawn Mowers - Lessons Learned
    Ersilia Serafini & Yvonne Spiczynski
    Clean Air Foundation
  • 4:15 - Review of Questions in the Discussion Paper and Observations on the First Day
    Mark Tushingham
    Environment Canada
  • 4:30 - Adjourn

Day 2 - Sharing Views

  • 8:00 - Breakfast snack
  • 8:25 - Welcome
    Mark Tushingham
    Environment Canada

Moving Forward on Off-Road

  • 8:30 - Measuring Fuel Efficiency and CO2 Emissions of Off-Road Machines
    Greg Rideout
    Environmental Technology Centre
    Environment Canada
  • 9:00 - Measuring Tractor Emissions for Agricultural Field Operations
    Neil McLaughlin
    Agriculture & Agri-Foods Canada
  • 9:30 - The Role of Standards and Related Tools in Supporting GHG Reductions
    Husam Mansour
    Canadian Standards Association
  • 10:00 - Environmental Labelling - How It Works
    Susan Herbert (or staff)
    TerraChoice Environmental
  • 10:30 - Break

Stakeholders' Views

  • 10:45 - To be Determined (length of time dependent on how many stakeholders wish to present)
  • 11:15
  • 11:45
  • 12:15 - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00
  • 1:30
  • 2:00
  • 2:30
  • 3:00
  • 3:30 - Path Forward and Closing Remarks
    Mark Tushingham
    Environment Canada
  • 3:45 - Adjourn
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