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A sustainable development vision for Canada

Our goals

Thirteen aspirational goals support our sustainable development vision and reflect the Canada we want:

  • Effective action on climate change – A low-carbon economy contributes to limiting global average temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius and supports efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • Greening government – The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations
  • Clean growth – A growing clean technology industry in Canada contributes to clean growth and the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Modern and resilient infrastructure – Modern, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure supports clean economic growth and social inclusion
  • Clean energy – All Canadians have access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy
  • Healthy coasts and oceans – Coasts and oceans support healthy, resilient and productive ecosystems
  • Pristine lakes and rivers – Clean and healthy lakes and rivers support economic prosperity and the well-being of Canadians
  • Sustainably managed lands and forests – Lands and forests support biodiversity and provide a variety of ecosystem services for generations to come
  • Healthy wildlife populations – All species have healthy and viable populations
  • Clean drinking water – All Canadians have access to safe drinking water and, in particular, the significant challenges Indigenous communities face are addressed
  • Sustainable food – Innovation and ingenuity contribute to a world-leading agricultural sector and food economy for the benefit of all Canadians
  • Connecting Canadians with nature – Canadians are informed about the value of nature, experience nature first hand, and actively engage in its stewardship
  • Safe and healthy communities – All Canadians live in clean, sustainable communities that contribute to their health and well-being