Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment is responsible for the effective protection, management and conservation of B.C.’s water, land, air and living resources. Read more... (PDF)

Featured Topics

  • Mount Polley Tailings Dam Breach
    This overview is not a situation report, but a summary about the incident location, scale, cause, response actions, and environmental impacts.
  • Climate Leadership Plan
    B.C.’s next steps to respond to climate change and how you can contribute.
  • Climate Change and Climate Action
    Responding to climate change in a timely way is critical. There are various policies, legislation and programs that provide direction for taking action so that we can reduce future impacts.
  • Water Sustainability Act
    Learn more about updating our current water laws in B.C.
  • Park Boundary Proposals
    Information on policy, process and guidelines for amending BC Park boundaries.
  • Spill Response & Preparedness in B.C.
    Public consultation data on improvements to the rules for hazardous material spill preparedness and response in B.C.
  • Environmental Emergency Reporting
    Any spill that threatens the environmental quality of water, land or air must be reported.
  • Roundtable on the Environment & the Economy
    Learn more on the creation of this roundtable, and how it provides an opportunity for stakeholder groups to work with the B.C. government on environmental policy priorities.
  • Recycling Information
    Learn more about packaging and printed paper recycling for residents and businesses. 
  • Species at Risk Engagement
    Learn about successful species at risk projects and provide input on how to improve species at risk management in B.C. Join the discussion and make your voice heard before November 30.

Featured Services

  • Environmental Protection & Sustainability
    Find information and data related to the ministry’s various services and programs.
  • BC Parks
    The provincial system of parks is dedicated to the protection of natural environments for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of the public.
  • Report All Polluters & Poachers
    File a report with the province to report a known or suspected violation.
  • Environmental Assessment Office
    A neutral agency that manages the review of proposed major projects in British Columbia, as required by the Environmental Assessment Act.
  • Air Quality
    Information on air quality advisories, programs, and policy.

Minister

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