Transparency and localization: How social impact organizations can keep Canada on track to implement the SDGs

Why It Matters

No legal accountability measures exist within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure Canada follows through on implementing the SDGs. Civil society’s priorities around human development, gender equality, and climate action could guard against shifting government priorities.

Where does civil society fit into Canada’s plan to realize the Sustainable Development Goals?

Why It Matters

National and regional governments will do much of the heavy lifting, but even the United Nations acknowledges that civil society organizations will be instrumental to achieving the SDGs. Every aspect of Canadian society will need to get involved.

Canadian leads new global Center for Sustainable Development

Why It Matters

With less than a decade before the deadline to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, COVID-19 has set back progress. Poverty is increasing for the first time in decades. Gender inequity is at a high. Overcoming these crises will take extraordinary global and whole-of-society cooperation, which this new Center aims to catalyze.

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Four social impact leaders on how COVID-19 has shifted their perspectives on the SDGs

Why It Matters

Ten years out from the deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the entire world was turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic. While the crisis may have taken some spotlight away from the SDGs, these social impact leaders say it’s also deepened their understanding of what needs to change in order to meet the Goals in an inclusive, meaningful way.

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5 sustainable development experts on what it’ll take to achieve the SDGs

Why It Matters

The deadline for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is less than 10 years away, and much progress still needs to be made. And not only is the pandemic highlighting what progress still needs to be made on inequities in Canadian society, it’s creating an even greater need for a commitment to sustainability, for a stronger recovery and regeneration. This is our second story in partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative in the lead up to the Together|Ensemble conference.