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Public Health Agency of Canada
Sustainable Development Strategy 2007- 2010

Appendix 5: Linkages Between PHAC Targets and Federal Sustainable Development Goals and Objectives

For this round of SDSs, the federal government has worked to develop a set of six SD goals related to Clean Air, Clean Water, Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sustainable Development and Use of Natural Resources, Sustainable Communities, and Governance for Sustainable Development. The following matrix shows the linkages between the federal government goals and PHAC targets. (In some cases, targets respond to more than one Federal Goal.)

3. Federal Goal: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
3.1 Federal Objective: Increase resilience to a changing climate
3.1.1 Federal Outcome: Impacts of climate change are understood and vulnerability is reduced. Target 1.1.3:
Develop a working group by July 2007 that increases awareness of and that advises program and policy areas on the health implications of changes in climate by December 2009.
3.3 Federal Objective: Mitigate and reduce emissions that contribute to climate change
3.3.1 Federal Outcome: Emissions are reduced.

Target 2.3.1:
Improve energy efficiency and reduce water consumption in PHAC-owned laboratory buildings under normal operating conditions by 2% by FY 2009-2010, using FY 2005-2006 energy and utility management data as the baseline.

Target 2.3.2:
Reduce energy use in rented or leased buildings.

4. Federal Goal: Sustainable communities – communities enjoy a prosperous economy, a vibrant and equitable society, and a healthy environment for current and future generations
4.1 Federal Objective: Maintain and foster social well-being within communities
4.1.1 Federal Outcome: Communities are well positioned to advance sustainable social development. Target 1.1.1:
Include SD considerations in all Population Health Fund solicitation documents by December 2009.

Target 1.1.2:
By March 31, 2008, review outcomes of Population Health Fund projects funded by the Quebec Region to determine project SD contribution.

Target 1.2.2:
As a partner in the Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership, study and contribute to the development and delivery of an education program on infectious organisms that are becoming increasingly resistant to commonly used antibiotics for both health care providers and community individuals by December 31, 2008.

Target 1.2.4:
Contribute to the sustainability of communities by administering community-based programs directed at women, children and families living in conditions of risk, through the Community Action Program for Children, the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities.

Target 1.2.5:
With provincial/territorial partners and other stakeholders, help to increase the proportion of Canadians who participate in physical activity, eat healthier diets and have healthy weights by 20% by the year 2015.

Target 1.2.6:
Strengthen the public health system in numerous ways (eg. continued funding for public health education and improved surveillance) that includes establishing Public Health Chairs, in collaboration with universities, in at least 10 universities by December 2007, with funding through 2012. Each recipient university will establish, by 2009, a continuing education strategy aimed at local public health workers and a community-oriented applied public health research program.

5. Federal Goal: Sustainable development and use of natural resources
5.1 Federal Objective: Reduce adverse effects on ecosystems and public health from the use of resources
5.1.1 Federal Outcome: Integration of knowledge about health and environmental effects into decisions is increased. Target 1.2.3:
Contribute to reducing the risks to human health from foodborne and waterborne diseases arising from animals and the agro-environment through knowledge generation, knowledge synthesis and evidence-based interventions.
5.3.Federal Objective: Encourage responsible use of natural resources that conserves and protects environmental quality
5.3.1 Federal Outcome: Environmentally sustainable use of natural resources is promoted. Target 2.1.1:
Provide procurement training to 75% of materiel managers and integrate green procurement into training for acquisition cards by December 31, 2008.

Target 2.1.2:
By July 1, 2007, meet the Government of Canada standards for purchase and by March 31, 2010, meet the guidelines for operations of office equipment.

Target 2.1.3:
Establish a baseline of PHAC's green procurement patterns by December 31, 2007, and explore options to develop an effective, efficient and affordable green tracking system by December 31, 2008.

Target 2.1.4:
Increase awareness of “green travel” options to 50% of all PHAC employees by March 31, 2009.

Target 2.2.1:
By March 31, 2010, institute effective hazardous waste monitoring and reporting.

Target 2.3.1:
Improve energy efficiency and reduce water consumption in PHAC-owned laboratory buildings under normal operating conditions by 2% by FY 2009-2010, using FY 2005-2006 energy and utility management data as the baseline.

Target 2.3.2:
Reduce energy use in rented or leased buildings.

6. Federal Goal: Strengthen federal governance and decision-making to support sustainable development
6.1 Federal Objective: Organizational structures and processes support meaningful and significant sustainable development objectives
6.1.1 Federal Outcome: SDS commitments are integrated into the key planning and reporting processes of departments and agencies. Target 3.3.1:
Report progress to management on SD goals and objectives twice a year as of December 31, 2007.

Target 3.3.2:
Integrate SDS commitments into PHAC's key planning and reporting processes by March 31, 2010.

Target 3.3.3:
Consider SD principles in all budget review processes undertaken within PHAC by March 31, 2010.

6.1.2 Federal Outcome: Clear and effective governance mechanisms to integrate sustainable development in decision making. Target 3.1.1:
Track Strategic Environmental Assessments of policy, plan and program proposals by March 30, 2008. Target 3.2.1:
Develop and implement a Sustainable Development Policy by March 31, 2010.
6.1.2 OGGO Targets Target 2.1.1:
Provide procurement training to 75% of materiel managers and integrate green procurement into training for acquisition cards by December 31, 2008.

Target 2.1.2:
By July 1, 2007, meet the Government of Canada standards for purchase and by March 31, 2010, meet the guidelines for operations of office equipment.

Target 2.1.3:
Establish a baseline of PHAC's green procurement patterns by December 31, 2007, and explore options to develop an effective, efficient and affordable green tracking system by December 31, 2008.

Target 2.1.4:
Increase awareness of “green travel” options to 50% of all PHAC employees by March 31, 2009.

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