GovernAbilities: The nexus of sustainability, accountability and adaptability. Essential tools for successful governance in the 21st century
Governments today are challenged more than ever in three operational areas: pursuing sustainable development, being accountable to the public for the expenditure of taxpayer dollars, and anticipating and adapting to critical and cumulative risk.
Efforts within government to improve performance in these three core abilities of governance have been advancing largely independently over the past two decades, despite an apparent commonality in the basic principles and tools that drive them. The complexity and urgency of 21st century issues is an unforgiving place for uncoordinated efforts of such scale and importance.
This paper provides timely guidance to help governments at all levels improve their ability to effectively and efficiently pursue sustainability, accountability and adaptability. The common principles that underlie these governAbilities are highlighted along with a set of pragmatic tools that can be used to achieve them.
You might also be interested in
Canadian Agricultural Sector To Lead Climate Change Adaptation or Be Left Behind
Canada's agricultural industry is on the frontlines of climate change but also has an opportunity to be at the forefront of building climate resiliency into their futures.
A Climate-Resilient Future for All Canadians: The finalized National Adaptation Strategy presents a clear way forward
The final version of Canada’s first-ever National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) was released today after undergoing a consultation process. Aiming to safeguard Canadian communities and strengthen our economies in the face of the increasing risks of climate-related disasters, the NAS presents a whole-of-society approach to climate change adaptation.
Next Steps for Defining a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning System for the Global Goal on Adaptation by COP 28
This report aims to support actors involved in the negotiations on the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) by providing pragmatic next steps for finalizing a MEL system under the GGA framework by COP 28.
A focus on water can lessen climate change’s burn
Canadians need water infrastructure to protect us in the face of mounting risks of flooding, drought, extreme heat, and wildfires.