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12 Apr 2013

Canadian sustainable development strategy and report

Posted by Michael Keating

In 2008, the Canadian government passed the Federal Sustainable Development Act, starting the process of a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy to make environmental decision-making more transparent and accountable.

Environment Canada’s Sustainable Development Office at is looking for input from Canadians, by June 13, on the draft second cycle of the sustainable development strategy, covering the period 2013 to 2016.

The government has also released the 2012 Progress Report on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. Although described as a report on federal government strategy, it is in many ways a national report on key environmental sustainability issues. It is a valuable complement to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators program.

For details see the Environment Canada sustainable development page at http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/ and the environmental indicators page at http://www.ec.gc.ca/indicateurs-indicators/.

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