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Sustainability and resilience lens

The sustainability and resilience lens promotes long-term thinking about quality of life in Canada. This lens considers the trajectory of indicators associated with each domain to identify risks, build resilience and ensure that policy choices are contributing to a higher quality of life not only now but in the years ahead. Systematic consideration of sustainability and resilience through policy development and decision making aims to ensure that today's progress is not being achieved at the expense of future generations.

While this lens is intended to bring a long-term perspective to all dimensions of the Framework, it will focus on a subset of relevant dimensions, including human capital, social capital, fiscal sustainability and intergenerational equity, as well as environmental and resilience considerations, such as preparedness for future health risks.

The application of the sustainability and resilience lens aligns with Canada's work on the Canadian Indicator Framework, which tracks Canada's progress as it works toward achieving each of the 17 goals of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, and the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

Please also visit Environment and Climate Change Canada's Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators website and Statistics Canada's Census of Environment website.

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