Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy and Implementation

Canada’s 2030 Agenda: National Strategy and Implementation

Policy Briefs:

Effective multi-stakeholder engagement PDF

Formal arrangements for effective multi-stakeholder engagement are a key element in ensuring whole-of-society approaches to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Based on a review of good practices emerging from around the world, this policy brief provides a series of recommendations for how the Canadian government can develop effective mechanisms for multi-stakeholder engagement.

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Raising awareness and promoting global citizenship PDF

Socializing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development among citizens, parliamentarians, government institutions, civil society,academia, the private sector, trade unions and others provides a basis for stakeholders to identify their priorities and contribute tosustainable development as global citizens. Based on a review of good practices emerging from around the world, this policy briefoffers recommendations on how the Government of Canada can raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda and support global citizenship.

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A whole-of-society approach: Partnerships PDF

While implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is primarily the responsibility of governments, the scale and ambition of the agenda call for contributions from stakeholders across society including parliamentarians, citizens, civil society organizations, the private sector, academia, and the media. Based on a review of good practices emerging from around the world, this policy brief offers recommendations on how the Government of Canada can support the establishment of multi-stakeholder partnerships and promote a whole-of-society approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda.

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Policy and data gap assessments PDF

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development should be informed by assessments of policies and data gaps. Such assessments are critical for informing policy priorities and national targets, indicators and baselines.

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Localizing the 2030 Agenda in CanadaPDF

Engagement and participation of provincial, territorial, municipal and indigenous governments are integral for the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While implementing the 2030 Agenda is primarily the responsibility of national governments, partnership and coordination with provincial, territorial, municipal and indigenous governments are critical to ensuring that implementation is informed by local priorities and solutions and makes use of a whole-of-society approach. In Canada, many of the SDGs fall within the jurisdictions of provincial, territorial municipal and Indigenous governments. In this context, their policies, plans, programs, capacities and initiatives play an important role in linking the global agenda to local communities and their priorities. Based on a review of good practices emerging from around the world, this policy brief provides recommendations on how the Government of Canada can best localize the 2030 Agenda.

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Inclusive coordinationPDF

The integrated and indivisible nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development challenges governments to ensure effective and inclusive coordination of implementation efforts at national and sub-national levels. Inclusive coordination mechanisms include participation by a range of stakeholder groups such as parliamentarians, national and sub-national government institutions, civil society organizations, the private sector, academia and others. Based on a review of good practices emerging from around the world, this policy brief offers recommendations on how the Government of Canada can establish inclusive coordination mechanisms to ensure an integrated and whole-of-society approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda.

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AccountabilityPDF

Follow-up and review processes at sub-national, national, regional and global levels are the main mechanisms through which governments have agreed to ensure accountability for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Reporting processes present opportunities to raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda, engage citizens, elected officials and non-state actors, share lessons and good practices, identify gaps, challenges and ways to accelerate action and ensure accountability.

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Transformative policies and policy coherencePDF

Integration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into policies, plans and programs provides direction to government institutions and other stakeholders in the implementation process, signalling national priorities and efforts to address sustainable development gaps. Policy integration incorporates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets and indicators, as well as guiding overall efforts with the transformative elements of the 2030 Agenda such leaving no one behind, human rights-based approaches and progress within planetary boundaries. The 2030 Agenda is universal, integrated and indivisible. This calls for the Government of Canada to ensure policy coherence within and across levels of government and in terms of the impacts of the Government of Canada’s domestic policies on the realization of the agenda globally.

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Capacity developmentPDF

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development challenges stakeholders to think and work differently. Individuals and organizations across society require new capacities to effectively target their activities towards collective impact on sustainable development. Based on a review of good practices emerging from around the world, this policy brief offers recommendations on how the Government of Canada can support the capacity development efforts of a range of stakeholders for 2030 Agenda implementation. 

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Effective monitoring and evaluationPDF

The scale and scope of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which has 232 indicators, present a challenge for Canada to effectively monitor and evaluate progress. There is a need to ensure that efforts are informed by evidence and that necessary data are available to track progress and promote accountability, particularly for communities at risk of being left behind.

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