2021-22 United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Planned initiatives Global or domestic targets and/or global or domestic indicators
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Through the Marine Training Program, fund organizations to provide marine industry training to underrepresented groups such as indigenous people and women

This Marine Training Program supports:

Global Indicator Framework:
Global Target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

Planned Initiatives include:

  • Co-lead a Webinar with the International Transport Forum (ITF) on Gender-based Analysis Plus and Transportation on January 13, 2021;
  • Contribute to any sessions at the 2021 Annual ITF Summit which are focused on women's engagement in the transportation sector;
  • Disseminate an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)-funded study, led by Canada, on Disruptive Technologies and the Changing Nature of Work in the Transportation Sector which has recommendations on better engagement of underrepresented groups, including women; and
  • Continue to support the APEC Transportation Working Group's Women in Transportation Initiative by contributing to side-meetings or events that may be held under New Zealand's APEC Presidency in 2021

These planned initiatives contribute to:

Global Indicator Framework:
Global Target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR)

Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations (ATPRR)

Part V of the Canada Transportation Act, and the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) contribute to creating a barrier-free federal transportation system for people with disabilities by providing for the development of accessibility standard and regulations. TC supports the work of the Canadian Transportation Agency in the development and implementation of accessibility standards and regulations, notably the ATPDR, and the ATPRR, and work with partners, national and international, to make the transportation system more accessible for persons with disabilities

This work supports:

Global Indicator Framework:
Global target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Canadian Indicator Framework:
Goal 10, ambition: Canadians live free of discrimination and inequalities are reduced

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

A Transport Canada representative vice-chairs the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Group of Experts on the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport

The Group of Experts advances work to generate and share knowledge and build capacity across the UNECE region

Participation in the Group of Experts contributes to:

Global Indicator Framework:
Global Target 13: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
Global Target 13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

Canadian Indicator Framework:
Ambition: Canadians are well-equipped and resilient to face the effects of climate change
Indicator: Adverse environmental effects of climate change, by type (temperature, precipitation, sea ice and snow cover)