OTTAWA, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's
Environment Minister, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic
Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today released
the 2013-2016 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.
"Our Government is taking action on environmental issues that matter
most to Canadians," said Minister Aglukkaq. "Canada's second Federal
Sustainable Development Strategy builds on the significant progress
already achieved and continues to provide Canadians with the
information they need to monitor the Government's record and results."
The 2013-2016 Strategy is an update and expansion of the first strategy
reflecting the government's priorities and decisions taken since 2010,
and contains refined goals and targets.
The 2013-2016 Strategy has two new targets:
Facilitate reduced vulnerability of individuals, communities, regions
and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change through the
development and provision of information and tools;
Provide a stable or improved level of biodiversity and habitat capacity
on agricultural working landscape by 2020.
With these new targets, in addition to several improved objectives, the
Strategy also reflects collaboration and partnerships, recognizing the
contributions of, and work done with, various levels of government and
Public and stakeholder input played an important role in shaping the
2013-2016 Strategy, based on a 120-day public consultation period that
allowed Canadians to comment on the Government's sustainable
development priorities and approach.
As a part of the 2013-2016 Strategy, the Government of Canada has a role
in making operations more environmentally sustainable. Public Works and
Government Services will work closely with other federal departments to
introduce more sustainable building, procurement and office operations.
Canadians are encouraged to review the 2013-2016 Federal Sustainable
Development Strategy by visiting http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/.
SOURCE: Environment Canada
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