Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
- sets out the Government of Canada’s sustainable development priorities
- establishes goals and targets
- identifies actions to achieve them, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act
In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision-making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) supports reporting on the implementation of the FSDS and its Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, or equivalent document, through the activities described in this supplementary information table.
2. Sustainable Development in the CTA
CTA’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for 2017 to 2020 describes the department’s actions in support of achieving a low-carbon government. This supplementary information table presents available results for the agency actions pertinent to this goal. Last year’s supplementary information table is posted on the CTA's website.
3. Departmental performance by FSDS goal
The following table provides performance information on agency actions in support of the FSDS goal listed in section 2.
|FSDS target(s)||FSDS contributing action(s)||Corresponding agency actions||Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal targetFootnote *||Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for agency actions||Results achievedFootnote †|
|Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025||Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement||
Yes - The Canadian Transportation Agency's Contracting Policy and Procedures Guide contains a provision stating that, where possible, all procurement must promote environmental sustainability by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision process. The Directive on Acquisition Cards has also been updated to include this provision.
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4. Report on integrating sustainable development
During the 2017–18 reporting cycle, the CTA had no proposals that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment and no public statements were produced.