GARDN Appointed Partner Taking Action in the Government of Canada’s New Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Initiative
The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) introduces Canadians to the Government of Canada’s sustainable development priorities and the objectives, targets and policy initiatives of 41 departments and agencies over the next three years, from 2016 to 2019.
Above all, the FSDS discusses the importance of clean energy and presents its long-term goal: providing all Canadians with access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.
The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) has been named a partner taking action to the clean energy component of the initiative. One of the benefits of this alliance is the following: “GARDN initiatives include a Canadian airline using one of its planes to conduct the first biofuel-powered revenue flight in Canada, with the potential to reduce up to 70% carbon dioxide emissions in collaboration with Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney Canada.”
The federal government’s short-term step toward clean energy is to work closely with the provinces and territories to increase the share of renewable energy in Canada’s overall electricity supply. To this end, the government is committed to the following:
- Investing in clean energy technology
- Fostering collaboration and working with partners on clean energy
- Supporting voluntary measures to reduce GHG emissions and air pollutants through the production and consumption of clean energy
- Playing a leadership role in international clean energy initiatives and agreements