Share and view ideas: Draft terms of reference for conducting a strategic assessment of thermal coal mining

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current status: Open

The Government of Canada is seeking your input and ideas on the draft terms of reference for conducting the strategic assessment of thermal coal mining. Your input will help determine how thermal coal mine projects will be conducted under the Impact Assessment Act.

The comment period opened on July 30, 2020 and will close to new input on August 28, 2020.

Background

Thermal coal is the coal used in coal-fired electricity plants. Combustion of thermal coal produces approximately 40 percent of the world’s and ten percent of Canada’s electricity.  Consequently, coal is one of the most significant sources of carbon emissions and air pollution, which have significant environmental and health impacts.

The strategic assessment of thermal coal mining will guide decision-makers on how new thermal coal mine projects will be considered under the Impact Assessment Act.

Focus of this consultation

ECCC is looking for your input and ideas on the draft terms of reference for conducting the strategic assessment of thermal coal mining. The terms of reference fulfill the obligation of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to establish the mandate of the committee to undertake the strategic assessment.

Who should participate

We invite all Canadians to participate in this consultation. We especially want to hear from:

How to participate

You can submit your comments via email at: ec.esemct-satcm.ec@canada.ca

Contact us

Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 12th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3

Email: ec.esemct-satcm.ec@canada.ca

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Draft terms of reference for conducting the strategic assessment of thermal coal mining

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