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The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change works to protect and sustain Ontario’s air, land, and water.

About the ministry

September 24, 2014

Helping Communities Restore and Protect the Environment

Ontario is using penalties collected from environmental violations to fund 12 community projects to restore and protect the environment.
September 22, 2014

Ontario Rising to Climate Change Challenge

Glen Murray is at Climate Week in New York City where he will attend the UN Climate Summit, alongside world leaders such as President Barack Obama, to talk...
September 11, 2014

Protecting Quinte-Area Drinking Water

Ontario has approved the Quinte Source Protection Plan to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.  

Protecting Ontario’s Environment

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change protects and improves the quality of the environment and coordinates Ontario's actions on climate change leading to healthier communities, ecological protection and economic prosperity for present and future generations.  The tools the ministry uses to accomplish this include:

  • using science and research to develop policies, legislation, regulations and standards
  • enforcing compliance with environmental laws
  • working with other governments, Aboriginal groups and organizations, industry, stakeholders and the public
  • monitoring and reporting to track environmental progress over time
  • modernizing environmental approval processes.