Report Launch and Panel Discussion

Canada 2030: An Agenda for Sustainable Development


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

16:00 – 18:00

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive, 2nd Floor, River Building Conference Room


You are invited to join the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Centre for the Study of Living Standards for the launch of their joint report Canada 2030: An Agenda for Sustainable Development. As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their end date in 2015, negotiations are ramping up at the United Nations for the establishment of a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, to be announced in September this year, will replace the MDGs and serve as a universal framework for achieving sustainable development outcomes in all countries by 2030, including Canada.

In this context, Canada 2030 takes an in-depth look what the SDGs could mean for Canada. Part of the Post-2015 Data Test, an initiative supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the International Development Research Centre’s Think Tank Initiative, the report looks at current trends related to poverty, education, employment and inequality, energy, the environment, infrastructure, governance and international cooperation in Canada. It unpacks global and national sustainable development priorities, challenges and opportunities for implementation of the SDGs, and data availability for measuring progress.

The report will be made available here on the day of the launch. It will be presented by lead authors Andrew Sharpe, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards, and Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. The launch will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with representatives from government, civil society and academia. André Plourde, Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University, will moderate the panel discussion. Panelists include:

  • Jonathan Arnold, Head – Post-2015 Task Force, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • Gordon Betcherman, Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, Ottawa University
  • Representative, Sustainable Prosperity
  • Lauren Ravon, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam Canada (TBC)
  • Yiagadeesen Samy, Associate Professor and Associate Director (MA Program), Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University 

 A short reception will follow.

Please indicate your attendance at [email protected] by February 21st, 2015. This is an open event, however space is limited.