On May 27, the Nova Scotia government announced that the long awaited public consultations on the Sustainable Development Goals Act (SDGA) were beginning immediately. While it’s a bit like being invited to a dinner party once the meal has already started, Sierra Club’s Atlantic Canada Chapter and other environmental groups are jumping in.
The public consultations will take place from May 27 to July 26, 2021 and are being managed by the Clean Foundation. They encompass the new Climate Plan for Clean Growth in addition to the SDGA.
To get involved, visit Clean Future: Home, a government website set up to guide the public through the consultation process. There you'll find out how to:
- Apply for funding to host sustainable development and climate change workshops (open to specified communities and organizations)
- Attend a virtual workshop (there are 8 different workshops that will run from June 10th to July 13th)
- Share your ideas by either: submitting an online form, participating in a discussion, or via email/phone
Learn more about the Nova Scotia government's plan in the article: Province Begins Consultation on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals
We hope you'll find a way to share your thoughts with the government. Stay tuned for further updates!