By Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan
Feds still lack overarching federal sustainable development strategy that identifies clear, concrete actions supported by coordination among federal departments
The concerns we have raised in this report are hardly new. About 20 years ago, the federal government acknowledged that the impacts of climate change would pose significant, long-term challenges throughout Canada, from more frequent and severe storms in Atlantic Canada to changes in the amount of rain available to farmers. And today, the federal government still lacks an overarching federal strategy that identifies clear, concrete actions supported by coordination among federal departments.