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Policy Framework for Environmental Performance Agreements

Elements of the Policy Framework for Environmental Performance Agreements

Principles

  • Effectiveness
  • Transparency/Accountability
  • Credibility
  • Efficiency

Design Criteria

  • Senior Commitment from Participants
  • Clear Environmental Objectives & Measurable Results
  • Clearly Defined Roles & Responsibilities
  • Provision for Consultation
  • Public Reporting
  • Verification of Results
  • Incentives & Consequences
  • Continual Improvement

Environment Canada's Responsibilities

  • Determine when to use Environmental Performance Agreements based on Policy Framework:
    • Cost-effectiveness
    • Supportive Policy & Regulatory Framework (Regulatory Backstop)
    • Capacity of Participants
    • Appropriateness
  • Provide Support & Develop Capacity
  • Provide Incentives:
    • Statutory Discretion
    • Recognition
    • Technical Assistance
    • Economic Instruments
  • Monitor Performance
  • Deal with Non-Performance
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