What's New

Canada-wide Standards for Mercury Emissions from Coal-fired Electric Power Generation Plants: 2017–2018 Progress Report

November 4, 2021 in New Documents

CCME has posted the Canada-wide Standards for Mercury Emissions from Coal-fired Electric Power Generation Plants: 2017–2018 Progress Report.

In 2006 CCME endorsed Canada-wide Standards for Mercury Emis...

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Canadian Soil and Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health: Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)

September 23, 2021 in New Documents

CCME has posted The Canadian Soil and Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health: Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).

PFOS is an extremely stable anthropogenic compound...

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Natural Infrastructure Framework: Key Concepts, Definitions and Terms

September 22, 2021 in New Documents

CCME has posted Natural Infrastructure Framework: Key Concepts, Definitions and Terms.                     ...

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Current Activities...

Air

Air pollutants have the potential to impact environment and human health both locally and across political and geographic boundaries.

Governments across Canada pursue active programs on air issues both individually and collectively. In 2012 ministers ...

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Climate Change

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers recognise that addressing climate change is a shared responsibility and are working collaboratively and within their jurisdictions to take action.

In December 2016 First Ministers released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF).

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Guidelines

Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (CEQGs) provide science-based goals for the quality of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Waste

Environment ministers are committed to taking action within their jurisdictions and through CCME to improve Canada’s record on reducing and recycling waste.

In September 2014 environment ministers adopted a vision for waste: Canada is a world le...

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Water

Water is an essential natural resource that shapes regional landscapes and is vital for human well-being and ecosystem functioning.

Management of water in Canada has evolved in response to the changing demands placed on water, as well as to growing aw...

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