Canadian Environment Domestic Advisory Group (CEDAG)

The Canadian Environment Domestic Advisory Group (CEDAG) is a public advisory committee comprised of 10 experts appointed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, representing environmental organizations, business associations, Indigenous organizations and think tanks. CEDAG’s role is to facilitate public engagement in Canada’s environmental cooperation under the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) through three main functions:

  1. Providing views and advice on matters under Chapter 24: Trade and Environment
  2. Participating in the annual Civil Society Forum, which brings together members of Canadian and European civil society to discuss sustainable development issues under CETA
  3. Serving as a channel through which ECCC can inform stakeholders and Indigenous organizations of public submissions, including complaints, on environment matters related to CETA

Members

Annual Reports

Canada-EU Domestic Advisory Groups Joint Statements

Related Links

Meetings and events

August 28, 2019 – First CEDAG Meeting

CEDAG’s first meeting facilitated the full establishment of the advisory committee by providing members with an overview of CETA, outlining the roles and expectations of the advisory group, and discussing the proposed rules of procedure.

March 2, 2020 – CETA Environmental Civil Society Workshop

On March 2, 2020, CEDAG invited trade and environment experts from a wide range of organizations, including business associations, environmental groups, think tanks, academia and Indigenous peoples to share insights on how CETA can advance Canada’s and the EU’s international and domestic sustainability and environmental commitments. This was the first workshop hosted by CEDAG to deepen Canadian participation in these aspects of CETA implementation.

The Workshop featured expert speakers presenting on four topics:

  1. Implementing CETA in alignment with global environmental goals
  2. Indigenous rights and trade
  3. Mutual support between multilateral trade agreements and multilateral environment agreements
  4. Domestic enhancement of Canada’s and the EU’s climate commitments

March 3, 2020 – Second CEDAG Meeting

The second CEDAG meeting included discussions on Canadian environmental priorities with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Christine Hogan, and set out the committee’s work plan for the 2020-2021 year.

Contact us

Environment and Climate Change Canada
International Affairs Branch
Bilateral Affairs Division (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania)
Fontaine Building 12th floor
200 Sacré-Coeur Blvd
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Toll-free: 1-800-668-6767

Email: enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca

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