Environment Canada is party to a wide range of environmental agreements, both voluntary and regulated.
The Department enters into agreements with provincial or territorial governments to streamline the administration and management of environmental regulations. It also makes agreements with individual companies and industry sectors to ensure that they achieve certain levels of environmental performance.
Environment Canada’s international agreements are negotiated on the basis of positions developed through consultations with provincial, territorial and Aboriginal governments and with Canadian stakeholders.
You can find details on selected environmental agreements here.
- Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem
Find out about the Canada-Ontario Agreement which aims to restore and protect the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Agreements
The act and related regulations frame a number of agreements which are listed here.
- Environmental Performance Agreements
Find information on environmental agreements that have already been signed with Environment Canada or that are currently under negotiation.
- Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
This agreement expresses the commitment to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.
- International Affairs
Environment Canada is involved in numerous international agreements.
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