1.130 Recommendation. With regard to the responsibility of international environmental agreements, responsible federal authorities or authorities should clearly specify and document the environmental results they expect; How they will measure and communicate the results and how they will evaluate and verify the results in order to improve performance. There may be several reasons for the sustainability gap between LDCs in Asia`s least developed countries and LDCs and IDAMIT examples. This study shows that the least developed countries are adopting the traditional and original perspective of sustainable development in Asia and within the energy framework of WEU in general. Although sustainable development has traditionally been and originally a two-dimensional paradigm of the balance between economic growth and environmental protection, it has been extended in recent years. Today, there is broad agreement that sustainable development has received a third pillar, that is, social development. The integration of a social dimension not only enriches the content of sustainable development, but also contributes to transforming sustainable development from a two-dimensional paradigm to a multidimensional paradigm that seeks to strike the right balance between economic growth, environmental protection and social development. Extending sustainable development means that more types and subtypes of SDPs should be included in the IIA. The full titles of the five international environmental agreements are presented in their sections of the case study under observation and recommendations. 1.126 While there were no specific requirements to report to Parliament or Canadians on the achievement of results in the five environmental agreements, responsible services have, in some cases, used their departmental performance reports to report on international environmental agreements. However, in most cases, the reports focused on departmental activities or initiatives, not on environmental outcomes. We found an exception: with respect to the ozone schedule, Environment Canada provided information in its performance reports on the xenon content of soil in major cities and the concentration of clean air pollutants. 1.128 We also asked responsible services to identify any significant operational constraints that affect the achievement of agreements` expectations or performance targets.
We also asked them to identify all corrective measures necessary to ensure that the environmental expectations or objectives of their agreements were met. With respect to three agreements, the responsible departments identified the following restrictions: We also interviewed officials from the Privy Council Office, Treasury Secretariat and Foreign Affairs Canada to identify and better understand the key government processes and mechanisms available, in order to ensure accountability for the results once the agreements are in place. Foreign investment has been and remains an important factor in the economic development of many countries, particularly developing countries. Transnational investment activities provide host countries with the necessary capital and technology, but can also raise concerns about sustainable development, such as the environment and workers` rights. For many developing countries, these concerns could be particularly profound. Our audit work was conducted primarily from January to May 2004 and focused primarily on the three federal departments responsible for the five agreements: Environment Canada, Transport Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.