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March 31, 2016

2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

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The Federal Government is consulting on the 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. This Strategy lays out the federal government’s environmental sustainability agenda including the goals and targets they will strive to meet, and plans to achieve them.
The goals identified in the 2016-19 Strategy include:
  • Taking Action on Climate Change - In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce GHG emissions levels and build resilience to climate change.
  • Clean Technology, Jobs and Innovation - Create clean jobs by investing in green infrastructure and clean technology, promoting innovation in natural resource sectors, and leading by example.
  • National Parks, Protected Areas and Ecosystems - Create resilient ecosystems with healthy wildlife populations that also enable Canadians to enjoy benefits from national parks, resources and ecosystem services for generations to come.
  • Freshwater and Oceans - Protect and enhance water quality and water quantity so that it is clean, safe and secure for all Canadians and supports healthy ecosystems.
  • Human Health, Well-being and Quality of Life -  Protect the health and well-being of Canadians by ensuring clean air and drinking water, and decrease risks posed by harmful substances and environmental emergencies.
The Government is consulting on the Strategy until June 24, and has numerous mechanisms to provide feedback including email, social media and online discussion boards. CWWA will review the strategy and provide feedback on our members behalf. We encourage members to review the strategy and provide feedback to the Association.

Find the consultation online at:

What we need from you:
Review the Strategy, pass on any comments or concerns to CWWA, to integrate into the Association's response to the Strategy.

Our Climate Change Committee is especially engaged in reacting to the Strategy, and if you want be part of that work, please contact Adrian Toth at


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