Deloitte was retained to prepare a comparative assessment of the ‘low-carbon’ performance of Canada relative to other G8 countries, China, Australia and Norway. The objective of the benchmarking exercise was to understand Canada’s position relative to other comparator countries in areas deemed important to Canada’s national ability to compete and succeed in a global low-carbon economy. This report describes the approach undertaken by Deloitte to design and execute the benchmarking study, and presents the preliminary findings. Indicator definitions and draft scoring results for three weighting scenarios are provided as companion files to this document. The electronic database containing source data, formulas and scoring results is also provided as a companion file to this document.