Sierra Club of Canada
1998 Rio Report

Federal and Provincial Report Card Summaries
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Federal Government

G.H. Brundtland High School
M. Strong, Principal

 

SIXTH ANNUAL RIO REPORT CARD
Curriculum: Based on commitments made at the United Nations Conference
on Environment and Development, June 1992

 

Students: Jean, Paul, Ralph, Christine and the Government of Canada

 

SUBJECT

GRADE

COMMENTS

1. Commitment to increase Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to 0.7% of GNP.  

D

Slight improvement - must see more effort here.

 

2. Commitment to reduce greenhouse gases.

Incomplete

Action required - not more process.
3. Commitment to protect biodiversity.

F

Ditto the grade from Professor Emmett.
4. Commitment to review and reform pesticide policies.  

F

Hope to see progress soon!
5. Commitment to environmental assessment of projects.  

F

Again, review the Act!
6. Agenda 21 commitment to make trade and environment mutually supportive.  

F

WTO continues to erode environmental standards.
7. Conservation of living marine resources.

D+

Some improvement.
8. Commitment to Indigenous Peoples.

D

Better! Let's see action now.
9. Incorporating environmental concerns.

F

Jean will have to repeat the course.
10. Forests.

D

Diversify your reading list to include biodiversity.

 

 

 


Provincial Governments

 

G.H. Brundtland High School
M. Strong, Principal

SIXTH ANNUAL RIO REPORT CARD
Curriculum: Based on commitments made at the United Nations Conference on
Environment and Development, June 1992

 

PROVINCE SUBJECT

GRADE

COMMENTS
Newfoundland Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

C-

 

F

Brian needs to complete promised parks.
Nova Scotia Biodiversity

 

Toxic Chemicals/Pollution

 

Climate Change

C-

 

 

F

 

F

Congratulations on Jim CampbellÕs Barrens.

 

Russell ­ check your backyard.

Prince Edward Island Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

 

Pesticides/Toxics

D

 

F

 

F

Little Island - lots of problems.
New Brunswick Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

D

 

D

This mark needs work - set up parks.
Quebec Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

F

 

C

The best grade in the class on climate change.
Ontario Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

F

 

F

Appalling - Mike is sleeping through ecology class.
Manitoba Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

D

 

F

Gary - read your climate change homework.
Saskatchewan Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

C+

 

F

Roy - best mark on biodiversity of your provincial colleagues.
Alberta Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

F-

 

F-

Ralph - class clown, not good enough. Pay attention to subjects.
British Columbia Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

 

Bonus marks

D-

 

F

 

A+

Glen - ripping up your Forest Code is not acceptable!

 

Excellent work on the MAI

Northwest Territories Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

C

 

C

Average - could improve.
Yukon Biodiversity

 

Climate Change

C+

 

C

Best yet of marks anywhere.


Click here to read the full text of the 1998 Rio Report

1998, Sierra Club of Canada