This information from the Minister’s transition binder was current as of November 2019. We don’t update this page as it is part of the historical record.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has an extensive and varied Real Property Portfolio.
- the current portfolio provides space for science, policy and technology professionals, it houses laboratories and equipment for scientific research; it provides facilities for weather and water observations and protects critical habitat for flora and fauna, in addition to office space
- ECCC workforce is spread out across the country in over 100 buildings. The buildings are managed centrally, with office space requirements standardized to ensure maximum and efficient use of available space
- the Department has 359 crown-owned sites/structures with 494 buildings/structures on them
- in addition to office space, the Department has a portfolio of buildings, structures and lands that supports monitoring conservation and science activities
- the Department has the second highest amount of land in the federal inventory under its responsibility and management at approximately 2.3 million hectares (Parks Canada has the highest amount)
- ECCC is working towards a goal of a 40% reduction in GHG levels by 2030 (from 2005 levels) as per the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2019-23
- ECCC has seen a 30% reduction in GHG since 2005. Reductions have mainly been due to mechanical and electrical grid improvements, and changes in technology
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