Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Canada and the world
In 2015, world leaders adopted the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda, which introduced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sets out a transformative plan for people and planet. It aims to promote shared prosperity, environmental sustainability and progress on sustainable development that leaves no one behind. Realizing the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda requires a whole-of-society approach. Governments, citizens, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector all have roles to play in contributing to sustainable development outcomes.
CCIC is contributing to the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Canada and the world through research and analysis that focuses on identifying and promoting good practices that governments, civil society organizations and others can use to inform their efforts.
Consultation on Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy
On March 15, 2019, the Government of Canada launched a consultation on Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy. This strategy will serve as the basis for Canada’s whole-of-society approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in Canada and abroad. The consultation is open until May 15, 2019. CCIC is encouraging its members and others to participate in the consultation, including through the Government of Canada’s online engagement platform. CCIC is calling on the Government of Canada to ensure the National Strategy is informed by international good practices.
CCIC’s press release on the national consultation is available here.
Good Practice in 2030 Agenda Implementation Series
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program, CCIC is partnering with the British Columbia Council for International Co-operation to produce a series of policy briefs on key issues concerning 2030 Agenda implementation, in particular multi-stakeholder engagement, capacity development, partnerships, localization, policy integration and coherence, coordination, and monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. In the coming months, CCIC will publish policy briefs on a rolling basis, and produce op-eds, podcasts, and panels that showcase good practices.
Global civil society review of efforts to progress national SDG implementation
“Progressing National SDG Implementation” is the third in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. It documents and analyses the 46 English, French, Spanish and Arabic Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2018 to the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
“Progressing National SDG Implementation” is the second in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. It documents and analyses the 41 English, French and Spanish Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2017 to the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Academic-civil society partnerships in support of the 2030 Agenda
In addition to CCIC’s policy and analysis, the Next Generation Collaboration for Development Program will identify how Canadian research is supporting the 2030 Agenda, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program.
For more information on this initiative, check out the NextGen Database.