Public Statements

The Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals requires that departments and agencies prepare a public statement of environmental effects, including impacts on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy’s goals and targets, when a Strategic Environmental Assessment has been conducted for a policy, plan or program that is approved or announced. Public statements assure stakeholders and the public that environmental factors have been appropriately considered when decisions are made. Links to public statements prepared for Environment Canada-led proposals can be found below.

February 2017

2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

January 2017

Canadian framework negotiating mandate for meetings of the CITES CoP

Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act – Western Species

December 2016

Critical Habitat of the Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) Order

September 2016

Negotiating Mandate that Supports the Adoption in 2016 of an Amendment to Phase Down Hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol

Managing Canada-US Boundary waters: Meeting Canada’s Commitments

August 2016

Emergency Order for the Protection of the Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence - Canadian Shield Population)

July 2016

Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

June 2016

Amended hunting provisions (Schedule 1) of the Migratory Birds Regulations

December 2013

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2013-2016 

Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund 

Implementation of the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring 

National Conservation Plan 

Publication of the Updated Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards and Implementation of Industrial Emission Requirements 

December 2012

Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan Phase II

Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative

August 2012

Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative Renewal 

May 2012

Helping Canadians Adapt to a Changing Climate

Clean Air Regulatory Agenda 

International Climate Change Strategy 2011: Fast Start Financing 

International Climate Change Strategy and the Canada-U.S. Clean - Energy Dialogue 

Strengthening the Government of Canada’s Weather Monitoring Infrastructure 

Supporting Climate Change and Atmospheric Research at Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions 


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