Cabinet Directive on Strategic Environmental and Economic Assessment

Directive context

This Cabinet Directive focuses on the potential environmental and economic considerations of key government decisions, with a special focus on climate change and biodiversity. This directive does not replace project-level assessments conducted under the Impact Assessment Act. This Directive complements other key analytical tools, including Gender Based Analysis Plus and the Cabinet Directive on the Federal Approach to Modern Treaty Implementation, and supports the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. Applied together, these tools provide an integrated assessment of the environmental, economic and inclusivity considerations supporting government decision making.

1. Objectives and expected results

2. Application

3. Roles and responsibilities

4. Analysis

5. Transparency

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