Environmental affairs

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012

The Agency applies the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 to the projects it supports to ensure that they generate no significant environmental impact.  

  • Active public consultations – none currently in progress

Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals

Under the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, policy, plan and program proposals of departments and agencies must consider, when appropriate, potential environmental effects.

In accordance with this Directive, the Agency conducted a strategic environmental assessment of the Quebec Economic Development Program.

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada 2013-2016

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy takes the Federal Sustainable Development Act into consideration. The goal of this whole-of-government strategy is to build on progress already achieved, further advancing our objectives of making environmental decision making more transparent and accountable and ensuring Canada is on a path to environmental sustainability.  

The Agency’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Consistent with its mandate and the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, the Agency undertakes to finance projects that would help optimize resource use, value residual resources or contribute to eco-efficiency. The Agency also pledges to shrink the environmental footprint of its operations through green procurement measures, workplace and operational actions and client service measures.

For more information about the Agency’s achievements with regard to its commitments under the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, consult the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy Performance Report.