Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
de l'environnement

What's New

New Publication on Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management

CCME has posted a Guide for Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Policies for Influencing Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management.

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Ambient Air Monitoring and QA/QC Guidelines

CCME has posted the Ambient Air Monitoring and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Guidelines: National Air Pollution Surveillance Program.

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Contract Opportunity: Climate Change Risk Assessment Best Practices

Project 644-2020 – Climate Change Risk Assessment Best Practices

Project Description:  The Contractor will prepare a guidance document that outlines best and promising practices in conducting climate change risk assessments.

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Document for Public Review and Comment: Canadian Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health

Draft Canadian Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health for 101 contaminants of concern are available for public review and comment until January 10, 2020.

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Guidance Document on Transboundary Flows and Exceptional Events for Air Zone Management

CCME has posted the Guidance Document on Transboundary Flows and Exceptional Events for Air Zone Management.

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Pan-Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offsets Framework

CCME has posted the Pan-Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offsets Framework. 

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comment period closed: Consistent EPR policies for plastics

As part of Phase 1 of the Canada-wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste, CCME will develop guidance to facilitate consistent extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies for plastics across Canada. CCME is seeking input from stakeholders and other interested parties to inform the development of consistent EPR policies on accessibility; common product definitions; performance requirements; roles and responsibilities; measurement and transparency; and transitioning to EPR.

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Guidance Document on Air Zone Management

CCME has posted the Guidance Document on Air Zone Management.

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Contract Opportunity: Phase 2 of an Action Plan to Achieve Zero Plastic Waste - Engagement Process Design, Facilitation and Summary Report

Project 642-2020 - Phase 2 of an Action Plan to Achieve Zero Plastic Waste: Engagement Process Design, Facilitation and Summary Report

Project Description: The Contractor will design an engagement session framework to structure three separate one-day engagement events; provide facilitation for the three one-day sessions; and summarize the results of the engagement sessions.

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Environment Ministers take action on plastic waste in Canada

Halifax, NS – June 27, 2019 – Federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers in attendance today released the first phase of the action plan to implement the Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, which aims to reduce plastic waste across Canada. The action plan lays out concrete measures to achieve the vision of keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment.

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