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Guidance Document on Achievement Determination for Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide

August 28, 2020 in New Documents

CCME has posted the Guidance Document on Achievement Determination for Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide and the Guidance Document on Achievement Determination for Canadian Ambient A...

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Environment Ministers discuss sustainable economic recovery; complete action plan on zero plastic waste

July 23, 2020 in News

By Teleconference, July 23, 2020 – Today, federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers discussed how action on environmental priorities across Canada will contribute to the economi...

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Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance Document

January 23, 2020 in New Documents

CCME has posted the Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance Document.

This document provides general guidance for site managers and risk assessors to conduct ecological risk assessment for soils, ...

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Current Activities...

Air

Air pollutants have the potential to impact environment and human health both locally and across political and geographic boundaries.

Governments across Canada pursue active programs on air issues both individually and collectively. In 2012 ministers ...

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Climate Change

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers recognise that addressing climate change is a shared responsibility and are working collaboratively and within their jurisdictions to take action.

In December 2016 First Ministers released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF).

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Guidelines

Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (CEQGs) provide science-based goals for the quality of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Waste

Environment ministers are committed to taking action within their jurisdictions and through CCME to improve Canada’s record on reducing and recycling waste.

In September 2014 environment ministers adopted a vision for waste: Canada is a world le...

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Water

Water is an essential natural resource that shapes regional landscapes and is vital for human well-being and ecosystem functioning.

Management of water in Canada has evolved in response to the changing demands placed on water, as well as to growing aw...

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