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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

July 14, 2015

Ontario Accepting Applications for Environmental Excellence Award

Ontario is calling on climate change action champions to apply for the 2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence.
July 10, 2015

Ontario's Climate Summit Lays Path for Low-Carbon Future

Ontario's Climate Summit of the Americas successfully wrapped up with major announcements that will advance collaboration between government, business and...
July 8, 2015

Ontario Kicks Off Climate Summit of the Americas

Today Ontario officially opened the Climate Summit of the Americas and welcomed more than 300 delegates from 20 states and regions who will work towards...

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.