Commitments

GREENING GOVERNMENT: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate resilient, and green operations

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER: All ministers

This goal captures commitments from the Greening Government Strategy, as well as reporting re

Greening Government Communities FSDS target(s)

FSDS

contributing action(s)

Corresponding

departmental action(s)

Contribution

by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target

Performance indicator(s)

Reduce GHG emissions from federal government facilities and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030 (with an aspiration to achieve this target by 2025) and 80%

below 2005 levels by 2050 (with an aspiration to be carbon neutral)

All new buildings and major building retrofits will prioritize low-carbon investments based on integrated design principles, and life-cycle and total-cost-of ownership assessments which incorporate shadow carbon pricing

Reduce GHG emissions by 40% below 2005 levels by 2025 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

FSDS: GHG reductions from the DND infrastructure and commercial light-duty vehicle portfolio are critical to achieving the GOC’s FSDS goal.

SDG: 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action)

Performance indicator:

% GHG emissions reduction in DND buildings and commercial light-duty vehicle fleet relative to a 2005 baseline

Revise the Green Building Directive to include construction renovation and demolition waste, net-zero, and available industry standards on embedded carbon requirements by 2021

FSDS: Buildings built to the latest industry standards for green construction produce less GHG emissions

SDG: 7, 9, 11, 12, 13

Performance indicator: Completed Green Building Directive by 2021

Develop net-zero carbon ready designs for two residential building archetypes by 2023

FSDS: The net-zero carbon (or net-zero carbon ready) construc- tion will reduce energy consumption leading to reduced GHG emissions from building operations

SDG: 7, 9, 11, 12, 13

Performance indicator: Completed net-zero building designs for two residential building archetypes by 2023

Departments will adopt and deploy clean technologies and implement procedures to manage building operations and take advantage of programs to improve the environmental performance of their buildings

Assess 75% of eligible bases or wings for an energy performance contract and move 50% to the implementation phase by 2023

FSDS: Implementation of energy performance contracts will reduce energy consumption leading to reduced GHG emissions from building operations

SDG: 7, 9, 11, 12, 13

Performance indicator:

% of eligible bases assessed, % of energy performance contracts moved to the implementation phase

Fleet management will be optimized including by applying telematics to collect and analyze vehicle usage data on vehicles scheduled to be replaced

See administrative fleet

Divert at least 75% (by weight) of non-hazardous operational waste from landfills by 2030

Other

Establish a baseline for non-hazardous waste and develop a reduction and diversion plan by 2023

FSDS: Diverting and reducing waste will help to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions. Diverting waste from landfills also reduces landfill gas emissions and recycling reduces emissions from the extraction and production of virgin materials

SDG: 11, 12, 13

Established baseline and completed plan by 2023

Divert at least 75% (by weight) of plastic waste from landfills by 2030

Other

See non-hazardous waste

Divert at least 90% (by weight) of all construction and demolition waste from landfills (striving to achieve 100% by 2030)

Other

See Green Building Directive

Our administrative fleet will be comprised of at least 80% zero-emission vehicles by 2030

Fleet management will be optimized including by applying telematics to collect and analyze vehicle usage data on vehicles scheduled to be replaced

100% of DND commercial

light-duty vehicle fleet purchases will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) or hybrid when available, with a ZEV procurement target

of 50% by 2023

FSDS: Replacing conventional vehicles with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicles will reduce GHG emissions

SDG: 7, 11, 12, 13

Performance indicator:

% available vehicles that meet operational requirements purchased that are ZEVs

or hybrid

By 2022, departments have developed measures to reduce climate change risks to assets, services and operations

Increase training and support on assessing climate change impacts, undertaking climate change risk assessments and developing adaptation actions to public service employees, and facilitate sharing of best practices and lessons learned

Develop an adaptation risk assessment framework and assess DND programs as well as critical infrastructure, by 2023

FSDS: Incorporating the impacts of climate change into policy, programs, and operations is paramount to adapting to a changing climate and ensuring resilience

SDG: 13

Performance indicator:

Completed framework by 2023;

% of identified programs assessed

Asses the impacts of climate change on RCN, CA and RCAF activities, by 2023

FSDS: Incorporating the impacts of climate change into policy, programs, and operations is paramount to adapting to a changing climate and ensure resilience

SDG: 13

Performance indicator:

The RCN, CA and RCAF will identify the impacts of climate change on its activities and operations in 3 separate reports by 2023

By 2021, adopt climate-resilient building codes being developed by National Research Council Canada

See Green Building Directive

Use 100% clean electricity by 2025

Other

Use 100% clean electricity by 2022, where available, and by 2025 at the latest by producing or purchasing renewable electricity

FSDS: The use of clean electricity eliminates GHG emissions from the grid in jurisdictions with emitting generation sources

SDG: 7, 9, 13

Performance indicator:

% of clean electricity consump- tion across provinces with carbon-intensive grids

(AB, NS, NB, SK, and ON)

Actions supporting the Goal: Greening Government

Minimize embodied carbon and the use of harmful materials in construction and renovation

See Green Building Directive

The potential use of alternative energy options in national safety and security-related fleet operations will be examined

Develop a strategy for aviation fuels that supports the GoC’s goal of achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050

FSDS: In preparation for the potential use of sustainable aviation fuels, developing a strategy for aviation fuels supports the GOC’s goal of achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050

SDG: 7, 12, 13

Performance indicator:

Completed strategy by 2023

Complete baseline energy and fuel usage evaluations for select marine vessels by 2023

FSDS: Optimizing energy performance will reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions from the Navy fleet

SDG: 7, 9, 12, 13

Performance indicator:

% of select ships with baseline energy and fuel usage evaluations

Departments will use environ- mental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions

In partnership with PSPC, complete industry consultations to inform a new NMSO on sustainable packaging by 2023

FSDS: Factoring sustainable packaging into procurement will reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decision

SDG: 11, 12, 13

Performance indicator: Complete industry consultation by 2023

Greening Government - Other

Achieve an energy efficiency of 85% for fossil-fuel electrical generation and distribution utilities in major deployed camps by 2023

FSDS: Modern and energy efficient deployable camps will reduce energy consumption leading to reduced GHG emissions

SDG: 7, 9, 11, 12, 13

Performance indicator: Efficiency of electrical genera- tion and distribution utilities, with a target of 85%

HEALTHY WILDLIFE POPULATIONS: All species have healthy and viable populations

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER: Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Healthy Wildlife Populations FSDS target(s)

FSDS

contributing action(s)

Corresponding

departmental action(s)

Contribution

by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target

Performance indicator(s)

Actions supporting the Goal: Healthy Wildlife Populations

Healthy Wildlife Populations - Other

Implement a centralized geographic information system (GIS) tool for species at risk information and capture 40% of historic data by 2023

FSDS: Implementation of a centralized geographic information system will support compliance with the Species at Risk Act and the protection of species at risk, their residences and critical habitat on DND lands

SDG: SDG 15 (Life on Land)

Performance indicator:

% of historic data entered into the system

SAFE AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: All Canadians live in clean, sustainable communities that contribute to their health and well-being

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER: Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Minister of Health

Safe and Healthy Communities FSDS target(s)

FSDS

contributing action(s)

Corresponding

departmental action(s)

Contribution

by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target

Performance indicator(s)

Actions supporting the Goal: Safe and Healthy Communities

Demonstrate leadership on assessing and remediating contaminated sites

Reduce DND’s contaminated sites liability by an average of 10% per year by 2023

FSDS: By managing contami- nated sites in a manner that is consistent with TB Policy, DND is reducing risks to human health and the environment

SDG: SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12 (Responsible Consump- tion and Production)

Performance indicator:

% of reduction in contaminated sites liability based on the closing liability of the previous year

Safe and Healthy Communities

- Other

Develop a project plan, including costs, timelines and alternative products to eliminate PFAS Class B foam at DND locations, by 2023

FSDS: Managing harmful substances protects human health and the environment, and benefits Canada’s economy

SDG: 3, 9, 12

Performance indicator:

Completed project plan by 2023

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