Canada’s Environmental Record: An Assessment
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Thomas Gunton
Partners: Simon Fraser University School of Resource and Environmental Management
To evaluate Canada’s progress toward sustainability, the Sustainable Planning Group at Simon Fraser University completed a major academic study using data verified and published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The study, published in October 2005, examines 29 indicators within the framework of the nine goals identified in Sustainability within a Generation to compare Canada’s environmental performance to those of the other OECD nations. The academic study was conducted by an independent team of multidisciplinary researchers at Simon Fraser University under the direction of Dr. Thomas Gunton.
The Maple Leaf in the OECD: Comparing Progress toward Sustainability
This report presents the major findings of an academic study into Canada's environmental performance compared to those of the other OECD nations. The study found Canada ranks 28th out of the 30 member countries of the OECD based on 29 key environmental indicators.
APPENDIX — Canada’s Ranking in Key Measurements
An appendix to the report The Maple Leaf in the OECD: Comparing Progress toward Sustainability. The report finds Canada ranks 28th out of the 30 member countries of the OECD based on 29 key environmental indicators.