Greening government

Government leadership is critical to achieving Canada’s goals for environmental and sustainable development. The Government of Canada will play its part by reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

To achieve this goal, the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, announced the creation of the Centre for Greening Government at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in .

The Centre for Greening Government tracks the federal government’s emissions centrally, coordinates efforts across government, and drives results to makes sure the Government of Canada meets its objectives.

The Centre’s work is rooted in the following Government of Canada commitments:

The Centre engages in the following government-wide activities:

  • analyzing and reporting
  • providing policy and operational support
  • setting requirements for federal organizations to deliver results and achieve performance goals
  • establishing communities of practice to identify best practices and lessons learned in greening actions from federal partners and provincial, territorial and other jurisdictions

By building strong partnerships, the Centre aims to leverage knowledge, skills and capabilities that can be shared throughout the Government of Canada and among various communities of practice.

Items of Interest

Supporting the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) was tabled in Parliament in .

The Centre for Greening Government works in close partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the lead department for the overall strategy, to further the goals of the FSDS. The Centre is the lead for Goal 2 of the FSDS: low-carbon government.

Latest news

News release: Federal Government to significantly reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions

Backgrounder: Greening Government

Contact us

Centre for Greening Government
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
140 O’Connor Street, 3rd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0R5

Email: Public Enquiries
Telephone: 613-369-3200
Toll-free: 1-877-636-0656
Teletypewriter (TTY): 613-369-9371

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