Sierra Club of Canada
1999 Rio Report

Federal and Provincial Report Card Summaries
Click here to read the full text of the 1999 Report



Federal Government

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


SEVENTH ANNUAL RIO REPORT CARD

Curriculum: Based on commitments made at the United Nations Conference on
Environment and Development, June 1992

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

SUBJECT


GRADE


COMMENTS


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

D

Passing grade but much more effort required.

2. Commitment to reduce greenhouse gases.

Incomplete

Ralph and Christine have a mammoth assignment.

3. Commitment to protect biodiversity.

D-

Species and spaces, barely a passing grade.

4. Commitment to review and reform pesticide policies. 

D

This assignment is seriously overdue!

BONUS MARK on Bovine Growth Hormone

A+

Allan's learning that health comes first. Now he must apply this to pesticide regulation.

5. Commitment to environmental assessment of projects.

F

No commitment, no effort!

6. Agenda 21 commitment to make trade and environment mutually supportive.

F

High marks for trade and globalization boys! Failure here.

7. Conservation of living marine resources.

C

David trying hard, but the department is pulling in the other direction.

8. Incorporating environmental concerns.

F

"Abject failure" says Brian Emmett, and we agree!

9. Forests.

D

Review earlier work on convention and get back to basics.

 


Provincial Governments


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

SEVENTH 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

D


F

Passing grade, but needs improvement.

Forget the mega-project!

Nova Scotia Biodiversity 


Toxic Chemicals/Pollution
 

Climate Change

C-


D


Russell's work is inconsistent.

Mines, toxic coal and gas.

Protected areas should be just that

Prince Edward Island Biodiversity 

Climate Change 

C-


C+


Mediocre work, you can do better.

New Brunswick Biodiversity 

Climate Change

D

F


New student, we await results.

Quebec Biodiversity 

Climate Change

F

C+

Clear cut failure.

Head of class.

Ontario Biodiversity 

Climate Change

D-

F

Anti-environmental government protects new areas, but still needs a lot of work.

Manitoba Biodiversity 

Climate Change

D+

F


Gary did better on nature but needs to study climate.

Saskatchewan Biodiversity 

Climate Change

F

F

The worst grade in the country. Roy, what are you doing?

Alberta Biodiversity 

Climate Change

D-

D
-


Most improved student.

British Columbia Biodiversity 

Climate Change 

D- 

D-


Under-achievement from a previous class star.

Northwest Territories Biodiversity 

Climate Change

C

C-


Good and steady.

Yukon Biodiversity 

Climate Change

C-

C-


Mining and forestry bring grade down.


Click here to read the full text of the 1999 Rio Report

1999, Sierra Club of Canada