Canada’s progress on implementing and reporting on Agenda 2030

2018 Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentCESD Report 4
Case study: Canada’s progress on implementing and reporting on Agenda 2030

Petition: 410

Issue(s): Climate change, federal provincial relations, international cooperation, other

Petitioner(s): Canadian organization

Petitioner Location(s): Vancouver, British Columbia

Date Received: 11 September 2017

Status: Completed—Response(s) to petition received

Summary: The petition requests information on the progress by Canada in meeting its sustainable development goals and associated targets set out as part of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The petition asks for information on several aspects of the reporting framework, including Canada’s participation in the United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the indicators that the Government of Canada plans to use, the way national and subnational information will be disaggregated, and the way priorities will be set at the subnational level.

The petition also seeks information on how the Government of Canada is coordinating implementation and measuring progress on meeting the sustainable development goals, including matters of shared jurisdiction between the federal government and Indigenous peoples. The petition seeks clarification on which federal organizations will have leadership roles in implementing Agenda 2030 and reporting on Canada’s progress and in providing data on measures that the federal government has taken and is planning to take.

In addition, the petition asks about the measures that the federal government is taking to engage the Canadian public, civil society organizations, subnational decision makers, and youth in terms of meeting the sustainable development goals and measuring and reporting on Canada’s progress. The petition also asks whether any dedicated programs or initiatives will showcase Canadian leadership on the sustainable development goals, both government-wide and at the individual department level.

Federal Departments Responsible for Reply: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Finance Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Health Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Indigenous Services Canada, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada, Justice Canada, National Defence, Natural Resources Canada, Parks Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada