Annex: Greening government

The Government of Canada owns and manages the largest fixed asset portfolio in the country with 32,000 buildings and 20,000 engineered assets such as bridges and dams. The federal government is committed to transitioning to net-zero carbon and climate-resilient operations, while also reducing environmental impacts beyond carbon, including on waste, water and biodiversity. Building on the knowledge and understanding it has gained from its own operations, the Government of Canada can play a leadership role with other governments and large organizations when it comes to incorporating climate considerations into planning and operations. The Government will support the transition to a net-zero, circular economy through green procurement and the adoption of clean technologies and green products and services, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s clean technology sector and small- and medium-sized companies. Federal organizations will also work to identify federal real properties which can be designated as conservation zones in an effort to protect intact carbon and contribute to Canada’s national commitment to conserve 25% of Canada’s lands and oceans by 2025.

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A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy contains new measures for greening government

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