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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

May 14, 2015

Ontario First Province in Canada to Set 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target

As part of its action against climate change, Ontario has become the first province in Canada to set a mid-term greenhouse gas pollution reduction target...
April 23, 2015

Plumbing Company Fined $4,000 For Maintaining Well Without Valid Licence

Thunder Bay - Craig Plumbing Construction Limited (CPCL) pled guilty and was fined $4,000 for the offence of constructing a well without a valid well...
April 22, 2015

Ontario Approves Plan to Protect Drinking Water in Essex Region

Ontario has approved the Essex Region 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.