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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

December 19, 2014

Top 12 Tips for a Greener Holiday

Make environmentally friendly choices this holiday season to fight climate change and keep Ontario's air, land, and water clean.
December 12, 2014

Service Ontario Employee Fined $5,000 For Providing False Information

Mississauga - An employee of the Service Ontario Private Issuing Office was fined $5,000 for illegally supplying information for the purpose of defrauding...

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.