The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change works to protect and sustain Ontario’s air, land, and water.
About the ministry
Our plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, and build a prosperous low-carbon economy.
Learn about the Toxics Reduction Program, which encourages facilities to reduce toxic substances, outlines their legal reporting and planning requirements, and gives Ontarians information about these substances.
The four provincial land use plans for the Greater Golden Horseshoe are now under review. The plans work together to manage growth, protect the natural environment and support economic development. Your input can help to inform changes to the plans.
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.