2015 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases Fall 2015 Reports

2015 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases Fall 2015 Reports

Ottawa, 26 January 2016—In her 2015 Fall Reports tabled today in Parliament, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, presents the results of three audits which were completed in the Fall of 2015. These audits looked at the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s efforts to protect Canadians and the environment from unacceptable risks relating to the use of pesticides, the National Energy Board’s oversight of federally regulated pipelines, and selected government departments and agencies’ progress in implementing their sustainable development strategies. The annual report on environmental petitions is also included in the Commissioner’s Fall Reports.

Moreover, in her Perspective, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development raises the topics of climate change and sustainable development, in reference to The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related 17 sustainable development goals which Canada and 192 other countries committed to in September 2015.

“A clear indicator of Canada’s commitment to sustainable development and responding to climate change will be the full integration of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris climate change targets into this country’s next Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, which is due in 2016”, said Ms. Gelfand.

“Concrete actions on these commitments will put Canada on the road to meeting the needs of present and future generations. I look forward to reporting to Parliament on the government’s progress in achieving these all-important goals”, said Ms. Gelfand.

The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development will be holding a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa at 11:30 a.m.

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The 2015 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development are available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Web site.

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