Goal D. By 2020, Canadians are informed about the value of nature and more actively engaged in its stewardship.
Is your goal independent of all the other goals listed or is it interconnected?
The goal is interconnected with all of the other goals, as it is reliant on the other goals being successful. It’s easy to educate people on the value of nature, but if that philosophy isn’t being practiced, there’s no point in educating. Specifically, Goal D shares many similarities with Goal C, because they both focus on education.
If we can solve one of these goals nationally do we solve any other goals?
If Goal C (By 2020, Canadians have adequate and relevant information about biodiversity and ecosystem services to support conservation planning and decision-making) is solved, that would help out Goal D. If the information is out there then it will be easier to integrate the information into the curriculum, which is outlined in Goal D.
If these goals are category headings, are there sub-categories or mini-goals we could achieve in resolving the larger issues?
There are two sub categories for Goal D:
Target 18. By 2020, biodiversity is integrated into the elementary and secondary school curriculum. Target 19. By 2020, more Canadians will get out into nature and participate in biodiversity conservation activities.
Because Goal D prioritizes information and being actively engaged, it’s important that the two sub categories are solved. The two targets are not hard, and they have little government involvement (specifically target 19). It makes it easy for Goal D to be achieved when the two target goals are ones that could be achieved without excessive time and energy being spent on them.