Canada’s Draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy to Create a Sustainable Economy & Protect the Environment: Canadians, Give Your Comments Before June 24, 2016

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Environment and Climate Change Canada is looking for your input on the draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

  • Goal: Taking Action on Climate Change
    In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions levels and build resilience to climate change.
  • The new strategy outlines how 37 federal government departments and agencies are working to create a sustainable economy and protect the environment for the next three years.
  • The strategy also outlines the Government of Canada’s environmental sustainability contributions to the 2030 Agenda, a set of global sustainable development goals.
Planning for a Sustainable Future. The draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy includes 5 goals, 36 measurable targets, and 37 federal departments and agencies. The 5 goals are: Taking action on climate change; Clean technology, jobs and innovation; National parks, protected areas and ecosystems; Freshwater and oceans; Human health, well being and quality of life.

Planning for a Sustainable Future. The draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy includes 5 goals, 36 measurable targets, and 37 federal departments and agencies. The 5 goals are: Taking action on climate change; Clean technology, jobs and innovation; National parks, protected areas and ecosystems; Freshwater and oceans; Human health, well being and quality of life.

“I am inviting all Canadians to take a look at the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and help us improve it. Your feedback will ensure that our plan reflects the knowledge and perspectives of Canadians and will help us shape the final strategy.”

– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Canada’s strategy for sustainable development

  • The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) is the government’s plan and vision for a more sustainable Canada. A draft 2016–2019 strategy was recently released for consultation.
  • Tell Environment and Climate Change Canada what you think of the draft 2016–2019 strategy, at http://www.fsds-sfdd.ca/#/en .
  • Please share the above link to the draft strategy with others, so they can comment too.
  • You can also visit the Let’s Talk Sustainability discussion space to join in on the conversation about sustainability.

Public input is essential in building a solid strategy. We want to hear from a wide range of Canadians and get your views on what a sustainable Canada looks like. We also want to hear your ideas about what sustainability targets government should aim for over the next three years—and how those targets can best be measured and reported.

The 2015 Progress Report on the FSDS was tabled in Parliament in February 2016. This report provides available scientific information about the progress made under the 2013–2016 FSDS. It tells us where we are today and the sustainable development challenges ahead.

Previous strategies and progress reports

FSDS 2013–2016

FSDS 2010–2013

Sustainability indicators

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators measure the progress of the strategy, report to Canadians on the state of the environment, and describe Canada’s progress on key environmental sustainability issues.

Departmental sustainable development strategies

Federal departments and agencies with responsibilities under the strategy outline their sustainable development activities through Departmental Sustainable Development Strategies.

NEWS RELEASE

Minister of Environment and Climate Change launches public consultation for Canada’s draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

February 26, 2016 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Today the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released the draft 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) for a 120‑day period of public consultation.

Canadians are encouraged to share their viewson what a sustainable Canada looks like, which environmental sustainability targets the Government of Canada should aim for over the next three years, and how those targets can best be measured and reported.

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“I am inviting all Canadians to take a look at the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and help us improve it. Your feedback will ensure that our plan reflects the knowledge and perspectives of Canadians and will help us shape the final strategy.”

– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick facts

  • The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy can be found on the Government of Canada’s website. Comments may be submitted until June 24, 2016.
  • The draft strategy is presented in new, user‑friendly, sortable digital format that makes it easier for Canadians to get involved and share their views using the comment box on each page.
  • The draft strategy contains many improvements. It is a more integrated strategy that reflects the connections between the environment, the economy and the well‑being of Canadians.
  • The 2015 Progress Report on the previous strategy was also released, providing Canadians with scientific information about the progress made over the past three years and the sustainable development challenges ahead.

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