Indicators supporting the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
This page presents the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators that support the 2019 to 2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The indicators are provided under the FSDS aspirational long-term goal they link to.
Effective action on climate change
A low-carbon economy contributes to limiting global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius and supports efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Healthy coasts and oceans
Coasts and oceans support healthy, resilient and productive ecosystems.
- Canada's conserved areas (updated May 2022)
- Marine pollution spills (updated December 2021)
- Monitoring disposal at sea (updated November 2020)
- Shellfish harvest area quality (updated November 2020)
- Harvest levels of key fish stocks (updated April 2022)
- Eelgrass in Canada (new December 2020)
- Plastic particles in the Northern Fulmar (new December 2020)
Pristine lakes and rivers
Clean and healthy lakes and rivers support economic prosperity and the well-being of Canadians.
- Metal and diamond mining effluent quality (updated October 2021)
- Nutrients in Lake Winnipeg (updated September 2018)
- Reductions in phosphorus loads to Lake Winnipeg (updated November 2021)
- Nutrients in the St. Lawrence River (updated January 2021)
- Phosphorus levels in the offshore waters of the Great Lakes (updated September 2020)
- Pulp and paper effluent quality (updated June 2022)
- Restoring the Great Lakes Areas of Concern (updated October 2021)
- Water quality in Canadian rivers (updated July 2021)
- Water quantity in Canadian rivers (updated April 2022)
- Phosphorus loading to Lake Erie (updated December 2021)
- Municipal wastewater treatment (updated December 2020)
Sustainably managed lands and forests
Lands and forests support biodiversity and provide a variety of ecosystem services for generations to come.
Healthy wildlife populations
All species have healthy and viable populations.
Clean drinking water
All Canadians have access to safe drinking water and, in particular, the significant challenges Indigenous communities face are addressed.
- Boil water advisories (updated June 2022)
- Number of long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve (updated January 2021)
Safe and healthy communities
All Canadians live in clean, sustainable communities that contribute to their health and well-being.
- Air health trends (updated September 2018)
- Air pollutant emissions (updated June 2022)
- Air quality (updated October 2018)
- Emissions of harmful substances to air (updated November 2021)
- Human exposure to harmful substances (updated September 2020)
- Perfluorooctane sulfonate in fish and water (updated January 2019)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in fish and sediment (updated January 2020)
- Population exposure to outdoor air pollutants (updated March 2021)
- Releases of harmful substances to water (updated October 2021)
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