Ministry of the Environment and Climate Changecontact us Français
Family walking by the lake

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

About the ministry

February 24, 2015

Ontario Launches Climate Change Consultations

Ontario is launching public consultations on how the province can successfully fight climate change while fostering economic growth.
February 18, 2015

Ontario to Introduce Legislation to Protect the Great Lakes

Ontario is protecting the Great Lakes with proposed legislation that recognizes the importance of the environment, economy and health of Ontarians.
February 17, 2015

Peterborough Transport Company, Fined $120,000 For Environmental Protection Act Offences

Peterborough - Buckham Transport Limited was fined $120,000 for providing false or misleading information to a Provincial Officer, for failing to transport...

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.