An Evaluation of Environmental Sustainability Reporting in Canada

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Author: Ellis, Erin
This study describes and evaluates the environmental sustainability reporting practices of the federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada. Public reporting on progress towards environmental sustainability enhances government accountability, provides accessible, authoritative, and scientific information to stakeholders, and is an important part of the larger environmental sustainability planning systems of governments. Background information on environmental sustainability reporting is provided and reporting practices of each Canadian government are described in detail. The environmental sustainability reporting system for each jurisdiction is evaluated relative to international best practice criteria for environmental sustainability planning systems. The results indicate that there are many opportunities to improve the environmental sustainability reporting practices of Canadian governments.
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