Nova Scotia Government Introduces Sustainable Development Goals Act

October 24, 2019

Yesterday, the Government of Nova Scotia introduced a Bill to replace Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Sustainability Prosperity Act.

If it is passed, Bill 213—the proposed “Sustainable Development Goals Act”—will create the strongest legislated GHG emissions reduction targets in Canada.

The Bill calls for a reduction of 53% below Nova Scotia’s 2005 levels by 2030, and it sets a target of net zero emissions by 2030. It also calls for the development of a strategic plan that will chart an effective course for the work ahead.

East Coast Environmental Law works to support the development of strong and innovative environmental laws throughout Atlantic Canada. We submitted comments during the recent review of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, and we look forward to reading Bill 213 very closely in the coming days.