Localizing the 2030 Agenda in British Columbia
This report details a British Columbian civil society response to the Government of Canada’s current interim national Sustainable Development Goals strategy. The report provides feedback on the interim strategy and Canada’s engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including recommendations linked to the interim strategy’s key actions. At this time it represents the only provincial scale civil society consultation on the strategy in Canada. The report begins by introducing the origin of the interim national SDG strategy and the rationale for holding the consultation. While the following section on “What we heard” captures common themes on how to improve the strategy and Canada’s engagement with the SDGs, the report then concludes with recommendations synthesized from these suggestions on the ways in which we can strengthen and enact the interim national SDG strategy.
The report is being released during a provincial election in which COVID-19 factors largely. COVID-19 is also adding considerable pressure to the United Nations 2030 Agenda, begging the question of whether British Columbia could be doing more.