Indicators supporting the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

This page presents the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators that support the 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The indicators are provided under the FSDS aspirational long-term goal they link to.

FSDS Icon - Effective action on climate change

Effective action on climate change

A low-carbon economy contributes to limiting global average temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius and supports efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Healthy coasts and oceans

Coasts and oceans support healthy, resilient and productive ecosystems.

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Pristine lakes and rivers

Clean and healthy lakes and rivers support economic prosperity and the well-being of Canadians.

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Sustainably managed lands and forests

Lands and forests support biodiversity and provide a variety of ecosystem services for generations to come.

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Healthy wildlife populations

All species have healthy and viable populations.

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Clean drinking water

All Canadians have access to safe drinking water and, in particular, the significant challenges Indigenous communities face are addressed.

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Sustainable food

Innovation and ingenuity contribute to a world-leading agricultural sector and food economy for the benefit of all Canadians.

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Safe and healthy communities

All Canadians live in clean, sustainable communities that contribute to their health and well-being.

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