Annex C – UTC Expected Results

1. Contributions in support of Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

  • Individuals and organizations are increasingly engaged in priority activities related to the conservation of wildlife, in particular migratory birds and species at risk.
  • Increased Aboriginal participation in wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the conservation of migratory birds, species at risk and their habitat.
  • Priority habitats for migratory birds and species at risk are conserved by partners through stewardship and protection.
  • Factors limiting priority species at risk and migratory bird populations are reduced by partners.
  • Increased collaboration within Canadian and international research and policy communities related to Environment Canada’s biodiversity priorities.
  • Compliance with the requirements of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards.

2. Contributions in support of Water Resources

  • New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the conservation and restoration of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Increased public access to scientific information related to the conservation and restoration of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Increased collaboration within research and policy communities related to the conservation and restoration of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

3. Contributions in support of Sustainable Ecosystems

  • Engagement of governments, citizens and stakeholders in the development and implementation of ecosystem-based management plans as well as in ecosystem governance processes.
  • Implementation of environmental remediation, protection and conservation projects required to meet the goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to achieve ecosystem objectives.
  • Participation of individuals and organizations in activities contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to achieve ecosystem objectives.
  • New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the management and sustainability of Canadian ecosystems.

4. Contributions in support of Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians

  • New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to improved accuracy and/or quality of weather, climate and air quality information available to Canadians.
  • Increased awareness and use of meteorological information, products and services by the Canadian public and/or by specific target audiences.
  • Increased access to learning materials and opportunities for the Canadian meteorological community.
  • Maintained or increased collaboration within the meteorological community in Canada and internationally.
  • Canada’s interests and priorities with respect to atmospheric and oceanographic science are addressed by international institutions.
  • Access to foreign meteorological observations and other related products and data.

5. Contributions in support of Substances and Waste Management

  • New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the management of harmful substances and waste.
  • Increased participation of civil society in environmental public policy decision processes.
  • Increased collaboration between federal, provincial and territorial governments to protect Canada’s environment.

6. Contributions in support of Climate Change and Clean Air

  • New knowledge and data produced by collaboration organizations contribute to improved air quality and/or reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Verification of environmental claims of Canadian technologies.
  • Mentoring services are available to small and medium-sized enterprises producing environmental technologies.
  • Engagement of international organizations that promote the reduction of emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases.
  • Engagement of partners, in particular the Canadian private sector, in projects that advance the role of clean technology in addressing emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases.
  • Canada’s environmental interests and priorities are addressed by international institutions.
  • New information and analysis supporting the development of policy on sustainable development and effective governance of environmental issues in Canada and internationally.
  • Increased public access to information and research findings pertaining to sustainable development and environmental governance.
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