News Release

November 2, 2023

The NCC Sustainable Development Strategy 2023–2027 was tabled in Parliament today. This strategy highlights the NCC’s resolute commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship and social inclusivity.

The Strategy outlines our vision for a sustainable and climate-resilient National Capital Region and includes bold actions we will take to green our operations and address climate change. It covers areas such as procurement, conservation, transportation and urban planning.

Our Strategy

The NCC’s Sustainable Development Strategy is fully aligned with the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Targets include:

  • By 2026, as per the NCC Forest Strategy, plant 100,000 trees on NCC lands.
  • By 2027, show progress on 100% of short-term actions identified under the NCC Climate Adaptation Plan.
  • By 2027, put in place at least three new projects where one of the objectives is to advance reconciliation.
  • By 2027, include green procurement criteria in 80% of standing offers and contracts for the purchase of high-impact goods, services and construction.
  • By 2030, ensure 100% of NCC light-duty fleet is zero-emission.
  • By 2050, see a 90% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from real property and fleet owned and operated by the NCC from 2005 levels.
“Guided by the notion that when we work together, we all share the benefits, the Sustainable Development Strategy will serve not only as an essential roadmap for the NCC to achieve its sustainability goals, but also as a tool to build alignment and collaboration with our federal, regional and Indigenous partners.”

- Tobi Nussbaum, CEO


Media Information

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NCC Media Relations
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