Opportunity to comment on Government of Canada's draft strategic assessment of climate change

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Government of Canada

Fri, 08/09/2019
The Government of Canada is putting in place better rules for major projects, to protect the environment and communities, advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and ensure good projects can go forward, creating good jobs and economic opportunities for middle-class Canadians.
 
As part of these better rules, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is developing the strategic assessment of climate change. The strategic assessment of climate change provides guidance on how federal impact assessments will consider a project’s greenhouse gas emissions and its resilience to climate change impacts. This will enable consistent, predictable, efficient and transparent consideration of climate change in the impact assessment process.
 
The strategic assessment of climate change will apply to projects assessed under the Impact Assessment Act. It will also be applicable to environmental reviews by the Canadian Energy Regulator and it may also apply to environmental reviews by other federal lifecycle regulators.
 
Strategic assessments provide transparent, consistent guidance on how existing environmental frameworks are considered in the impact assessment process.
 
 
Consultation Period on the Draft Strategic Assessment of Climate Change
 
The draft strategic assessment of climate change is now published. ECCC is providing the opportunity for the public to comment on this draft strategic assessment of climate change until August 30, 2019. Canadians are invited to provide written comments to ECCC here or via email at ec.escc-sacc.ec@canada.ca. The comments received will be considered during the development of the final strategic assessment of climate change which is expected to be published by early 2020.