Canada is one of the world’s most prosperous and successful democracies. Thanks to our natural wealth, high levels of education and social harmony, Canada has an unparalleled opportunity to build its future prosperity on a foundation of environmental sustainability and respect for the Earth.
This document sets out a roadmap for restoring a sense of purpose and direction to our environmental protection efforts. It reflects the best thinking of the people who have made it their job to understand how we can live in greater harmony with the Earth. It lists more than 30 important ideas for immediate policy actions that can steer our society toward a more sustainable and healthier future. But most of all, it is a call for a new approach that recognizes that our economic well-being is not at odds with protecting our environment, but is, rather, deeply dependent on our efforts to safeguard our natural advantages and to ensure a stable climate.
This document was prepared by Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence, Equiterre, Greenpeace Canada, Nature Canada, Pembina Institute, Pollution Probe, Sierra Club Canada and WWF Canada.