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Tip Sheet on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): Inclusive Governance

Main recommendations extracted from the SEA of the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) for the Inclusive Governance Action Area

In compliance with the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, GAC has produced a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of its Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and its action area policies. The purpose of the SEA is to assess the potential environmental effects, either positive or negative, associated with the FIAP and its action area policies and to incorporate the results in the development of these policies in order to reduce potential adverse environmental effects and enhance environmental and developmental outcomes.

Summary of the Inclusive Governance Action Area priority pathways: Canada will support inclusive governance principally through four pathways: promotion and protection of human rights; equitable access to a functioning justice system; participation in public life, and; public services that work for everyone 

What are the environmental sustainability issues and linkages?

What are the potential environmental effects of the proposed pathways?

The proposed pathways should not lead to adverse environmental impacts but should provide opportunities for enhanced programming that addresses:

What are the proposed measures to minimise potential adverse environmental effects and increase positive development outcomes?

The FIAP and its action area policies acknowledge the importance of promoting inclusiveness and strengthening environmental governance in GAC’s approach to sustainable development.

Key actions identified include to:

For more information, consult the Public Statement: Strategic Environmental Assessment of Action Areas under Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

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