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Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-2012
Electronic Layer of Reporting
Elements of NRCan's Sustainable Development Strategy

Adressing Climate Change and Air Quality

FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation

Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 17% by 2020.

FSDS Implementation Strategy - Clean Energy

1.1.20 Develop climate change strategies aligned with the United States including working collaboratively through the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue to advance clean energy priorities. (EC, NRCan)

You will find below details about NRCan's activities that contribute to this implementation strategy:

Domestic and International Energy Policy

This activity is nested within NRCan’s Program Activity Architecture (PAA) as follows:

  • Strategic Outcome 1 - 
    Economic Competitiveness

    • Program Activity 1.1 - 
      Economic Opportunities for Natural Resources

      • Sub Activity 1.1.7
        Domestic and International Energy Policy


The development of Canada’s energy resources is an important component of Canadian prosperity, and can be achieved only through a globally competitive energy sector that is governed in a manner that is consistent with Canada’s social and environmental goals.

To support such governance and the responsible development of Canada’s energy resources, under Sub Activity - Domestic and International Energy Policy (PAA 1.1.7), NRCan manages federal regulatory responsibilities and delivers current and timely energy related analysis, advice and recommendations to NRCan senior management on a variety of domestic and international energy issues, including the Canada-US Clean Energy Dialogue (CED). The CED is the primary vehicle to advance bilateral cooperation with the US on clean energy technologies that support greenhouse gas mitigation efforts.

Relationship to FSDS Target

Activities under the Canada-US Clean Energy Dialogue will help to increase the uptake of clean energy technologies that can lead to reduced emissions of greenhouse gases. Thus, Sub Activity - Domestic and International Energy Policy indirectly contributing to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation.

Non-Financial Performance Expectations

This initiative sunsets in FY 2010-2011 and will be reported on in the DPR 2010-2011. Non-Financial Performance Expectations apply to:

FY 2010-2011 only.

Output and Indicator

Implementation of recommendations in the Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan.

  • Percentage of Action Plan projects and initiatives implemented through the CED process.

Other FSDS Linkages

Sub Activity - Domestic and International Energy Policy further contributes to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation through the following implementation strategies:

This Sub Activity also contributes to FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants through two implementation strategies: