Solutions to the environmental challenges faced by the natural resource sectors require sustained efforts in research, development and demonstration because the current level of science and technology is inadequate to address these concerns. However, the natural resource sectors neither have all the necessary knowledge nor make the necessary investments in innovation due to the potential poor return on investment. The objective of this Program is to encourage academia, industry and the public sector to research, develop and demonstrate innovative solutions to environmental challenges encountered in the natural resource sectors. This objective is achieved through the generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, and the development and demonstration of new technologies.
|Expected Result||Performance Indicators||Targets|
|Stakeholders invest in S&T to address environmental challenges||Dollar amount of stakeholder investments in S&T to address environmental challenges||5% increase over 5 years (2005 baseline $934 million), now and ongoing|
|Planned Spending||Main Estimates|
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