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Evaluation of the International Actions Theme of the Clean Air Agenda

November 2010

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed
March 2009
Report sent for management response
May 2010
Management response received
June 2010
Report completed
June 2010
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee
November 2010
 
 

Acronyms used in the report

ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
APEC
Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation
APP
Asia–Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
ARAF
Accountability, Risk and Audit Framework
AWG
Ad Hoc Working Group
CAA
Clean Air Agenda
CAA–RMS
Clean Air Agenda Results Management Secretariat
CARA
Clean Air Regulatory Agenda
CCME
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CCS
Carbon capture and storage
CED
Clean Energy Dialogue
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
COP
Conference of the Parties
CSLF
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
DFAIT
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
DG
Director General
DGMC
Director General Management Committee
DGTLCC
Director General Theme Leads Coordinating Committee
DM
Deputy Minister
EC
Environment Canada
EGTT
Expert Group on Technology Transfer
G&C
Grants and contributions
GHG
Greenhouse gas
HMARF
Horizontal Management and Accountability Reporting Framework
IEA
International Energy Agency
IC
Industry Canada
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ITL
International Transaction Log
LDCs
Least Developed Countries
LEG
Least Developed Countries Expert Group
LULUCF
Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry
M2M
Methane to Markets
MEF
Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate
NGO
Non-governmental organization
NOx
Nitrogen oxides
NRCan
Natural Resources Canada
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PEMA
Pollution Emission Management Area
PIC
Policy and Implementation Committee
PM
Particulate matter
REEEP
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
SIDS
Small Island Developing States
SO2
Sulphur dioxide
UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency

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Acknowledgments

The Evaluation Project Team was led by Linda Lee, under the direction of the Environment Canada Evaluation Director, Shelley Borys, and included Dorota Geissel and Heather Low from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada; Alan Amey and Annette Hollas from Natural Resources Canada; and Rosemary Clarke from Environment Canada. The Team would also like to thank all individuals who provided assistance to the project, including:

  • all interviewees who provided their insights on the International Actions Theme;
  • the expert focus group members, who provided critical analysis and opinions on the Clean Air Agenda’s international accomplishments and challenges; and
  • all departmental personnel who responded to our inquiries and requests for documentary evidence, and provided detailed comments crucial to the development of this report and the associated appendices.

This report was prepared for Environment Canada by Stratos, Inc., in collaboration with Marbek and with Environmental and Management Consultants.

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