Strategic Assessment of Climate Change and the Impact Assessment Act

Public Notice

July 16, 2020 — The Minister of the Environment deemed the strategic assessment of climate change to be a strategic assessment conducted under section 95 of the Impact Assessment Act.

Under subsection 95(2) of the Impact Assessment Act, the Minister may deem any assessment that provides guidance on how Canada’s commitments in respect of climate change should be considered in impact assessments and that is prepared by a federal authority and commenced before the day on which the Act comes into force to be an assessment conducted under the Impact Assessment Act.

The Strategic Assessment of Climate Change was developed under the Department of Environment Act by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) as the Impact Assessment Act had not come into force when it was initiated. For information on this strategic assessment, please visit ECCC’s website.

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