Here is another way that the Govt. of Canada has tried to support Sustainable Development. This is through the creation of a not-for-profit foundation which plays the role of a catalyst in building “the capacity of Canadian clean-technology entrepreneurs, helping them form strategic relationships, formalize their business plans, and build a critical mass of sustainable development capability in Canada”.
What I found interesting about STDC was their definition of Sustainable Development, according to them:
Sustainability is about doing all that we do today as societies and economies with three considerations in mind:
- Environmentally—ensuring that resources are not consumed faster than they can be replenished;
- Economically—supporting prosperity and growth; and
- Socially—respecting the values, culture and human needs of communities.
It is worth noting that while resource consumption is targeted, there is little here that deals with resource re-generation and depletion at rates that support re-generation.
Nonetheless, a step in the right direction.