Sustainable Development

"Sustainable development" is a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy. Through conflict prevention and trade negotiations, development assistance and global environmental leadership, Canada is working towards a world that is more secure, more prosperous, and more sustainable. We invite you to explore our web-site.

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Find out more about the Department's work in support of the three "pillars" of sustainable development -- economic prosperity, social development, and environmental protection. When you are finished, don't forget to share your comments, questions and concerns with us, by clicking on "Talk Back!". We look forward to hearing from you!

Sustainable development requires a careful balancing of economic, social and environmental goals. It requires that decision-makers think in terms of long-term, global impacts of their actions. Perhaps most importantly, achieving sustainable development requires cooperation, and change, from governments, businesses and communities around the world.

The Department is working hard to make its policies, programmes and operations more sustainable. On December 1997, our first Sustainable Development Strategy was tabled in Parliament. You can follow our progress by clicking on "STRATEGY", learn more about SD Strategies under "Guide to Green Government", and find out why they are important by clicking on "The Commissioner". Visit related sites by clicking on "LINKS". When you are finished, please share your suggestions and concerns with us by clicking on "Talk Back!". We look forward to hearing from you!


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