Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for the effective protection, management and conservation of B.C.’s water, land, air and living resources. 

Featured Topics

  • Towards a Clean Growth Future
    B.C. is developing a long-term clean growth strategy. Engagement on intentions papers is open July 20 - August 24.
  • 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.
  • Environmental Assessment Revitalization 
    B.C. is revitalizing its environmental assessment (EA) process to ensure the legal rights of First Nations are respected, and the public’s expectation of a strong transparent process is met.
  • Professional Reliance  
    B.C. is engaging the public and working on updating the professional reliance model to ensure decisions affecting the province’s natural resources are science-based, transparent and protect the environment. 
  • Water Sustainability Act
    Learn more about updating our current water laws in B.C.
  • 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.
  • Recycling Information
    Learn more about packaging and printed paper recycling for residents and businesses. 
  • Species at Risk Engagement
    Legislation is being developed to protect species at risk. We want to hear your thoughts and concerns so we can develop legislation that meets the needs of British Columbians and our species at risk, join the discussion and make your voice heard
  • Reference Question on Diluted Bitumen
    The Government of British Columbia has submitted a reference question to the B.C. Court of Appeal to affirm its right to protect B.C. from the threat of a diluted bitumen spill. This PowerPoint was presented to a technical media briefing on April 26, 2018.

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.