Who Attended?

The meeting was interactive, identifying cross-cutting approaches, key emerging issues  and solutions for green building challenges by using a sustainable consumption and production (SCP) lens. The agenda can be found here.

  • The Workshop report is available here as a PDF document.
  • The full Minutes of the meeting are available here as a PDF document.


Speakers include the following, with the full list in the agenda here. Most participated fully in the meeting. Biographical details can be found here.

Many of the speakers’ powerpoint presentations can be found here.

  • Michael Calvert, Global Practice Lead, Green Building, Global Business Opportunities Bureau, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Jan Dyer, Director General, Sustainability Directorate, Environment Canada
  • Amy Fraenkel, Regional Director, UN Environment Programme – Regional Office for North America
  • Helen Goodland, Executive Director, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre
  • Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption & Production Branch, United Nations Environment Programme – Paris Office
  • Diana Osler-Zortea, President, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Canada
  • Mikkel Stenbæk Hansen, European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • John Matuszak, Division Chief for Sustainable Development and Multilateral Affairs, Department of State, US Government
  • Brenda Metropolit, Director, Sustainability Initiatives, Environment Canada
  • Thomas Mueller, President, Canada Green Building Council
  • Roger Platt, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law, U.S. Green Building Council
  • William E. Rees, Professor, Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia and founder of the Ecological Footprint concept
  • Dennis Wilde, Developer, Gerding Edlen
  • Wayne Trusty, President, Athena Institute on Life Cycle Assessment


There were more than 80 participants in the meeting, which was by invitation only. The final participant list is online as well as a PDF here.

Participants specializing in SCP were joined by experts and practitioners in green building as well as key US and Canadian Federal government representatives. Invitations were extended to a select group of senior experts and stakeholders from Canada and the US, with some international participants. This includes representatives from the United Nations, 7 Federal Canadian departments (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Environment Canada, Industry Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Policy Research Initiative, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), US Federal Government (State Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and General Services Administration), and green building experts.

A number of the participants in the 2008 North American workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production returned to continue their participation in this process.