Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) provides Canadians with a whole-of-government view of environmental priorities at the federal level, with goals, targets, and implementation strategies across 37 departments and agencies.

The first cycle of the FSDS, covering the period 2010-2013, was tabled in Parliament in October 2010. For the first time, Canadians had a comprehensive picture of actions that support the government’s environmental sustainability.

The second cycle of the FSDS, released in November 2013, along with a summary of input received during public consultations builds on the first cycle, with a broadened view of federal priorities and actions to achieve environmental sustainability. The 2013-16 FSDS Management Framework provides guidelines for managing, monitoring and reporting on implementing the FSDS.

What's new:

While public consultations on the draft 2016-2019 FSDS have now concluded, join the conversation at Let's Talk Sustainability and tell us your sustainability story.

The 2015 Progress Report, released in February 2016, shows the progress of federal departments and agencies towards achieving the goals and targets set out in the 2013-16 FSDS.

Federal Strategies:

2016-2019 FSDS (Draft – February 2016)

2013-2016 FSDS (November 2013)

2010-2013 FSDS (October 2010)

FSDS Progress Reports:

2015 Progress Report (February 2016)

2012 Progress Report (February 2013)

2011 Progress Report (June 2011)

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategies:

View Departmental Sustainable Development Strategies for federal departments and agencies with responsibilities under the FSDS.

Indicators:

Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators

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