Share ideas: first draft technical guide on the strategic assessment of climate change

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Consultations are from August 11 to December 3, 2021 (extended deadline).

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking comments on the Draft Technical Guide Related to the Strategic Assessment of Climate Change: Guidance on quantification of net GHG emissions, impact on carbon sinks, mitigation measures, net-zero plan and upstream GHG assessment.


The Government of Canada is putting in place better rules for major projects to protect the environment and communities, advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and ensure good projects can go forward, creating good jobs and economic opportunities for Canadians.

As part of these rules, Environment and Climate Change Canada published the Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC) in 2020.  The SACC enables consistent, predictable, efficient and transparent consideration of climate change throughout the Impact Assessment Process.

This draft technical guide provides a description of:

Another technical guide, on assessing climate change resilience, is under development and is ancitipated to be published as a draft for public comments by the end of 2021.  

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Strategic Assessment of Climate Change

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Strategic Assessment of Climate Change – Draft Technical Guide
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Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3


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