Annex A: Clean Air Agenda

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The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), as a legislated and permanent framework for reporting on federal initiatives supporting sustainable development, is providing the vehicle for reporting on the progress of the Clean Air Agenda (CAA).

The CAA represents collaborative efforts within the federal government and with other jurisdictions to realize health, economic and environmental benefits for Canadians. These efforts work towards: reducing the risk to the health of Canadians and the environment from exposure to air pollution; providing economic benefits and maintaining competitiveness from innovations related to reducing air pollution and addressing climate change; and, reducing the risk to communities, to infrastructure, and to the health and safety of Canadians resulting from climate change.

Since 2007, through the CAA, the Government of Canada has been making tangible improvements in Canada's environment in addressing the challenges of climate change and air pollution. With the renewal of the CAA funding in 2011, these initiatives are organized to respond to key Canadian concerns about climate change and air quality, as follows.

  • Clean Air Regulatory Agenda (CARA) seeks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutant emissions by supporting regulatory actions in the industrial, transport, and consumer and commercial products sectors. CARA also supports other important air quality efforts, including the development of codes and standards for indoor air quality.
  • Clean Energy seeks to improve environmental performance by advancing clean electricity and cleaner energy production, increasing the use of alternative fuels, and improving end-use energy efficiencies.
  • Clean Transportation aims to reduce GHG and air pollutant emissions from the transportation sector through the development of transportation sector regulations and next-generation clean transportation initiatives.
  • Adaptation helps Canadians adapt to the challenges of climate change. These initiatives seek to reduce risk to communities, industry, infrastructure, and the health and safety of Canadians while realizing economic benefits and maintaining competitiveness from innovations responding to climate change.
  • International Actions support the Government of Canada's broad efforts to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change by participating in international partnerships and negotiations, and by ensuring international obligations are met.

The federal partners are: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Health Canada, National Research Council Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Parks Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Standards Council of Canada, and Transport Canada.

This 2012 Progress Report, together with the Clean Air Agenda reporting information on departmental websites, supports the reporting for the fiscal year 2011–2012. This being the first year of reporting through the FSDS, the highlights on the CAAperformance are captured in the section on Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality, with the details of the program financials (by department) set out below.

 

Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program for Aboriginals and Northerners1.351.35
Integrating Adaptation into Codes and Standards for Northern Infrastructure0.190.19
Clean Energy
ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities3.933.93


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Environment Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Climate Change Prediction and Scenarios Program5.743.28
Clean Air Regulatory Agenda
Analysis in Support of Regulations3.422.76
Atmospheric Pollutants Policy6.242.35
Atmospheric Research, Monitoring and Modelling17.4810.41
Compliance Promotion and Enforcement6.895.06
Consumer and Commercial Products Regulations1.861.48
Cross-Cutting Analysis3.222.60
Cross-Cutting Data Collection and Reporting3.101.34
Data Collection and Reporting for Atmospheric Pollutants8.207.30
Data Collection and Reporting for Greenhouse Gases10.764.50
Electricity Regulations3.111.89
Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed (EITE) Regulations8.664.74
Health and Environmental Impacts of Air Pollutants3.063.04
Greenhouse Gas Policy12.836.31
Oil and Gas Regulations6.603.30
Oil Sands Science2.842.38
Science Integration, Accountability and Benefits of Action0.600.53
Transportation Regulations11.548.96
Clean Transportation
Marine Sector Regulatory Initiative1.830.46
Vehicle Scrappage*1.201.05
International Actions
Engagement and Alignment with the U.S. (U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue)0.850.69
International Climate Change Obligations0.340.32
International Climate Change Participation/Negotiations4.805.52

* Includes funding from CAA 2007–2011.


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Clean Air Agenda programming
Planned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program1.841.62


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Clean Air Agenda programming
Planned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
International Actions
International Climate Change Obligations0.480.48
International Climate Change Participation/Negotiations1.421.37


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Health Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Climate Change and Health Adaptation for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities0.570.46
Heat Alert and Response Systems
(Heat Resiliency Program)
1.582.00
Clean Air Regulatory Agenda
Atmospheric Pollutants Policy5.183.95
Atmospheric Research, Monitoring and Modelling5.924.39
Data Collection and Reporting for Atmospheric Pollutants2.682.71
Health and Environmental Impacts of Air Pollutants2.621.81
Indoor Air Quality Management – Biological and Chemical Contaminants1.861.56
Indoor Air Quality Management – Radioactive Contaminants6.104.97
Science Integration, Accountability and Benefits of Action3.102.09


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by National Research Council Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Clean Air Regulatory Agenda
Indoor Air Quality Strategies and Solutions1.801.78


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Natural Resources Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate
– Forest Disturbances Science and Application (Canadian Forest Service)
1.000.92
Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate
– Climate Change Geoscience and Adaptation (Minerals and Metals Sector)
0.200.20
Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate
– Climate Change Geoscience and Adaptation (Earth Sciences Sector)
2.752.14
Innovative Risk Management Tools/Regional Adaptation Action Partnerships*11.0010.80
Clean Energy
Clean Energy Policy2.331.54
ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels0.770.48
ecoENERGY Efficiency38.0434.44
ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative24.2319.07
ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes400.00211.43
ecoENERGY for Renewable Power*139.51127.05
ecoENERGY Technology Initiative*48.7143.24
Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures0.570.42
International Actions
Engagement and Alignment with US (U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue)1.151.11
International Climate Change Participation/Negotiations
– International Participation/Negotiations in Climate Change
1.111.13
International Climate Change Participation/Negotiations
– Forest Carbon Policy and Monitoring
1.981.85

* Includes funding from CAA 2007–2011.


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Parks Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Understanding Climate-Driven Ecological Changes in Canada's North0.520.52


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Public Health Agency of Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Climate and Infectious Disease Alert and Response System to Protect the Health of Canadians*0.250.25
Preventative Public Health Systems and Adaptation to a Changing Climate1.641.59

* Includes funding from CAA 2007–2011.


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Standards Council of Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Integrating Adaptation into Codes and Standards for Northern Infrastructure0.500.50


Clean Air Agenda 2011–2012 spending by Transport Canada
Clean Air Agenda programmingPlanned spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Actual spending
2011–2012
($ millions)
Adaptation
Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative0.360.36
Clean Transportation
Aviation Sector Regulatory Initiative2.081.48
ecoMobility*1.100.45
ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles II Initiative4.603.88
Gateway Carbon Footprint Initiative0.150.06
Marine Sector Regulatory Initiative3.472.93
Marine Shore Power Program*1.201.04
Rail Sector Regulatory Initiative1.651.23
Shore Power Technology for Ports Program0.450.39
Support for Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations1.601.43
Truck Reservation System Program0.060.01

Note: Figures exclude Public Works and Government Services Canada accommodation costs.

* Includes funding from CAA 2007–2011.


For more information regarding the CAA, please consult the following websites: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Health Canada, National Research Council, Natural Resources Canada, Parks Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Standards Council of Canada and Transport Canada.


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