In practice, I'm not sure it's a major concern. Once these councils are set up, they never disappear. They always find a way to stay around.
I've looked at these programs. They're called sunset programs, but government programs are like the British Empire. The sun never sets on them because they're just renewed and renewed. Once this council is set up, the members of the council will find another reason why they need to continue to exist and consume our resources whether or not the targets are reached. So I don't think my NDP colleague has anything to worry about.
If we should live until we're 90 years old, this council will still be around. You can celebrate its anniversary then.