Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Contribution to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy outlines the Government of Canada's commitment to improving the transparency of environmental decision-making by articulating its key strategic environmental goals and targets. The government will be consulting the public in 2013-14 regarding the second three-year cycle of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (2013-16). The 2013-16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy will be finalized in 2013-14. It will be presented as part of year-end performance reporting for 2013-14.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada ensures that consideration of these outcomes is an integral part of its decision-making processes. In particular, through the federal Strategic Environmental Assessment process, any new policy, plan, or program initiative includes an analysis of its impact on attaining the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy goals and targets. The results of Strategic Environmental Assessments are made public when an initiative is announced, demonstrating the Department's commitment to achieving the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy goals and targets.

The Department contributes to the following Federal Sustainable Development Strategy themes as denoted by the visual identifiers and associated programs shown below.

Protecting Nature

Shrinking the Environmental Footprint Beginning with Government

For additional details on Fisheries and Oceans Canada's activities to support sustainable development, please see the program pages above and the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy website. For complete details on the Strategy, please see the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy website.