Departmental results framework

Core responsibilities / Minister’s mandate priorities

Core Responsibilities are the functions related to the ongoing departmental mandate. The items listed under each Core Responsibility are specific ministerial mandate commitments drawn from the Minister’s Mandate Letter, the Speech from the Throne and Budget 2016.

Taking Action on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Through engagement with other federal departments and agencies, provinces, territories, Indigenous Peoples, and other stakeholders, and external experts,the Department will support and coordinate the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF); work to reduce Canadian greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; drive clean growth; develop regulatory instruments; support businesses and Canadians to adapt and become more resilient to climate change; and contribute to international climate change actions to increase global benefits.

Preventing and Managing Pollution

Collaborate with provinces, territories, Indigenous peoples and others to develop and administer environmental standards, guidelines, regulations and other risk management instruments to reduce releases and monitor levels of contaminants in air, water and soil; and promote and enforce compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Conserving Nature

Protect and recover species at risk and their critical habitat; conserve and protect healthy populations of migratory birds; engage and enable provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples, stakeholders, and the public to increase protected areas and contribute to conservation and stewardship activities; expand and manage the Department’s protected areas; and collaborate with domestic and international partners to advance the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development.

Predicting Weather and Environmental Conditions

Monitor weather, water, air quality and climate conditions; provide forecasts, information and warnings to the Canadian public and targeted sectors through a range of service delivery options; conduct research; develop and maintain computer-based models for predicting weather and other environmental conditions; and collaborate and exchange data with other national meteorological services and with international organizations.

Departmental Results and result indicators for each Core Responsibility / Minister’s mandate priorities

By defining Results/outcomes and indicators, progress against Core Responsibilities will be monitored and updated through public reporting and departmental management

Canadian greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutant emissions are reduced

Indigenous Peoples are engaged in clean growth and climate change
Canada contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing climate resilience globally
Canadian communities, economies, and ecosystems are more resilient
Canadians have clean air
Canadians have clean water
The Canadian environment is protected from harmful substances
Canada’s wildlife and habitat are conserved and protected Percentage of migratory bird species that are within target population ranges
Canada’s species at risk are recovered
Indigenous Peoples are engaged in conservation
Canadians use authoritative weather and related information to make decisions about their health and safety

Program inventory

Provides an overview of how the Department’s Programs are organized to achieve the Departmental Results

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