Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
de l'environnement


Environmental Assessment

CCME has addressed a  range of issues associated with the completion of provincial/territorial and federal environmental assessments (EA) in Canada, including process inefficiencies, overlapping mandates and responsibilities, lack of timeliness, and differing criteria triggering EAs. 

CCME has also advanced understanding about the use of regional strategic environmental assessments as a tool for improved planning and decision-making, and has developed working definitions for cumulative effect, cumulative effects assessment and cumulative effects management and principles for cumulative effects management.