Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy is the government’s plan and vision for a more sustainable Canada. It outlines goals and actions to promote clean growth, ensure healthy ecosystems and build safe, secure and sustainable communities.

What's New

We tabled Canada’s fourth Federal Sustainable Development Strategy on June 19, 2019! Read the strategy and find out what we’ll do for a greener, healthier, more prosperous Canada over the next 3 years.

Talking with Canadians

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability indicators

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators measure the progress of the strategy, report to Canadians on the state of the environment, and describe Canada’s progress on key environmental sustainability issues.

Sustainable Development Advisory Council

The council advises the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

Strategic environmental assessment

Environment and Climate Change Canada conducts strategic environmental assessments (SEA) on its new policy, plan, or program proposals. When a proposal is approved or announced, these SEA findings are made available to the public.

Departmental sustainable development strategies

Federal departments and agencies with responsibilities under the strategy outline their sustainable development activities through Departmental Sustainable Development Strategies.

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