Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) consists of the 14 federal, provincial, and territorial ministers of environment. This intergovernmental forum meets at least once a year to discuss collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern.

Visit the Council of Ministers website for more information.

2018 Meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

At this year’s meeting, ministers discussed a Canada-wide strategy on zero plastic waste. They agreed to continue to work with all levels of government, Indigenous communities, industry, and other stakeholders to develop an action plan to reduce plastic waste and pollution over the coming year.

They also approved in principle a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Mutual Aid for Environmental Emergencies.

Minister McKenna has served as the President of the Council of Ministers since 2017. Nova Scotia will hold the presidency for the upcoming year.

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Federal government, provinces and territories push forward on a Canada-wide zero plastic waste strategy

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