This seminar will consider what Canada needs to do to effectively coordinate and respond to domestic and international sustainable development planning opportunities at home and abroad.
This seminar takes place as Canada’s draft 2019-2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) is open for public consultation while the act mandating the FSDS is under review in Parliament. The FSDS is the Government of Canada’s main tool for sustainable development planning and reporting. At the same time, Canada is developing a national whole-of-society approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a commitment adopted by all UN member countries in 2015.
During the seminar, a panel will address the following issues:
- Overview of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) under consultation – Gail Haarsma, Acting Director, Sustainable Development Policy Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Overview of proposed amendments to the Federal Sustainable Development Act – Nathalie Trudeau, Director, Information and Indicators Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Lessons learnt from the audits on Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) and Sustainable Development goals (SDGs) – Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, the Auditor General Office
- Development of Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy – Gail Mitchell, Director General, Intergovernmental Affairs, Employment and Social Development Canada
The event, which is organized under the umbrella of the Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network (CSIN-RCID), is open to all. IISD is organizing the event.
date: 4 March 2019
time: 8:30–11:45 a.m.
location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada