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Planning for a sustainable future : Planifier un avenir durable : stratégie fédérale de développement durable pour le Canada 2013-2016

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This final version of the strategy reflects public and stakeholder input by, for example, providing clearer, more measurable and more specific targets; providing more comprehensive coverage of environmental issues and government priorities; and clarifying the social and economic dimensions of the strategy’s environmental sustainability goals and targets. [...] Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council 2 Message froM the Minister Executive Summary The second cycle of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) fulfills the requirement of the Federal Sustainable Development Act to develop an FSDS every three years that makes environmental decision making more tran [...] The first cycle also began the process of integrating FSDS goals and targets into strategic environmental assessments (SEAs), enabling the strategy to support decision makers in becoming aware of the potential impact of federal decision making on the environmental issues that matter most to the Government of Canada and to Canadians. [...] The second three-year cycle of the FSDS, which covers the period 2013-16, provides a key opportunity to build on the three key improvements made in the first cycle and continue to improve the transparency and accountability of environmental decision making. [...] For each of its environmental sustainability themes (Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality; Maintaining Water Quality and Availability; and Protecting Nature and Canadians), the strategy provides information on the social and economic drivers and effects of environmental change as well as on how federal environmental action can result in social and economic benefits (see Themes I-III).

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