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User Survey: Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines

CCME would like to know how you use the Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines so we can improve them. 

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Contract Opportunity: Circular Economy Gap Analysis

Project 624-2019 – Circular Economy Gap Analysis

Project Description:  The Contractor will develop a report that identifies gaps in policy, programming and practices in order to identify barriers or challenges that jurisdictions may face while transitioning plastics management from current practices that focus on diversion and disposal to a circular economy approach. The identified barriers and challenges, and potential solutions or opportunities for action on plastics in Canada will be circular economy-focused.

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Contract Opportunity: Response and Resource Trustee Agency Roles and Responsibilities, Notifications Toolkit, and Reference Documents

Project 615-2019 – Response and Resource Trustee Agency Roles and Responsibilities, Notifications Toolkit, and Reference Documents

Project Description:  The Contractor will develop an environmental emergency notifications toolkit, a reference document that describes government roles and responsibilities for environmental aspects of emergency response across jurisdictions, and a document that describes positions within an incident management structure and how they should be filled. The Contractor will also develop scenarios and facilitate a workshop to test the draft toolkit and reference document. 

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Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life: Carbamazepine

CCME has posted Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life: Carbamazepine

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Contract Opportunity: Canada-wide Guidance for Managing Air Emissions from Small Solid Biomass Combustors

Project 618-2019 – Canada-wide Guidance for Managing Air Emissions from Small Solid Biomass Combustors

Project Description: The Contractor will develop a guidance document for managing air emissions from small solid biomass combustors that includes key principles and a summary of current best available technologies.

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Contract Opportunity: Best Practices and Resources on Climate Resilient Natural Infrastructure

Project 619-2019 – Best Practices and Resources on Climate Resilient Natural Infrastructure

Project Description: The Contractor will develop a resource document for government to use in: assessing policy barriers, maladaptive practices, and opportunities related to natural infrastructure; articulating the business case for natural infrastructure by drawing from existing guidance; and introducing practical solutions that support and foster prioritization of natural infrastructure.

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Contract Opportunity: Greenhouse Gas Offsets – Additionality, Eligibility and Leakage

Project 614-2018 – Greenhouse Gas Offsets – Additionality, Eligibility and Leakage

Project Description: The Contractor will examine existing greenhouse gas offset programs in jurisdictions including but not limited to Canada and California, as well as the international Clean Development Mechanism offset program. The Contractor will compile into a report information on current practices and articulate the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches to additionality, eligibility and leakage.

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Contract Opportunity: Greenhouse Gas Offsets – Enforcement, Crediting Period, Ownership and Use

Project 612-2018 – Greenhouse Gas Offsets – Enforcement, Crediting Period, Ownership and Use

Project Description:  The Contractor will examine existing greenhouse gas offset programs in jurisdictions including but not limited to Canada and California, as well as the international Clean Development Mechanism offset program. The Contractor will compile into a report information on current practices and articulate the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches to enforcement, crediting periods, ownership and methods to avoid the double use of offsets.

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Contract Opportunity: Report on Metrics and Indicators for Outcomes of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Project 613-2018 – Report on Metrics and Indicators for Outcomes of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Project Description:  The Contractor will develop a report that compiles and analyzes Canadian and international climate progress indicators based on an established set of criteria and provides information on the measurement methods and data requirements of the indicators.

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Contract Opportunity: Case Studies on Climate Change Flood and Drought – Decision-making in Uncertainty

Project 608-2018 – Case Studies on Climate Change Flood and Drought – Decision-making in Uncertainty

Project Description: The Contractor will develop a report that presents at least six case studies of flood or drought planning decisions by a variety of decision-makers (e.g., Canadian government, non-government organizations, industry and international jurisdictions) that consider climate change. The report will identify and analyze the factors within the planning process that led, or will lead, to implementation decisions.

The Contractor will also develop recommendations on possible content and structure of the next phase of this work.

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Contract Opportunity: Compendium of Best and Promising Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Building Climate Resilience in Government Operations

Project 611-2018 – Compendium of Best and Promising Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Building Climate Resilience in Government Operations

Project Description:  The Contractor will develop a compendium of best and promising practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilience, as a resource for governments when establishing greening government initiatives. 

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Significant Progress on Climate Action and Air Quality

Vancouver, BC – November 3, 2017 – Federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers discussed progress on climate action and Canada-wide trends in air quality at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) today. 

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Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide

Environment Ministers have announced new Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

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