Acts And International Agreements On Environment

1.17 Responsibility for responsible services. For each agreement, a federal government department is identified as the main department responsible for this agreement. Normally, the lead division is identified as part of the consultation process that leads to Canada`s ratification of an agreement. Publications such as Environment Canada`s Compendium of International Environmental Agreements and Foreign Affairs Canada`s database of international environmental agreements (available on the ministry`s website) run the departments. The Government of Canada will continue to work to improve reporting provisions under international environmental agreements. The federal department or any authority responsible for any major international environmental agreement will report on the expected results and results; If this is not included in these reports, additional specifications will be provided for measuring and calculating results; What are the results? and how it will evaluate and verify results to improve performance. A signature is not the last step. Ratification by the state governing body is necessary before countries fully participate in international agreements. While a signature is interpreted as an obligation to move forward with full ratification, this is not always the case. 1.120 The three departments responsible for implementing the five agreements we reviewed – Environment Canada, Transport Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada – unanimously stated that their pen-level responsibility was clearly defined and delegated. These include responsibility for setting performance expectations, monitoring and reporting, and verifying performance and taking the necessary steps to ensure that the results and results of environmental agreements are achieved.

1.31 The scope of the review was limited to what is described in the previous paragraph. We did not examine the government`s compliance with international environmental agreements, the effectiveness of programs or ways to achieve their objectives, the pace or progress in addressing environmental issues, or the accuracy or quality of information used by departments. The context and difficulties of any agreement we have reviewed also differ, which is why we must be careful not to generalize our knowledge to all of Canada`s international environmental agreements. 1.123 Of the five agreements we reviewed, environmental performance expectations (or targets) were clearly established in the case of the Montreal Protocol, the Ozone Annex and, in part, in the case of UNFA, based on the fish stocks examined. datasets of more than 150 environmental indicators (secretariats or scientists) that are related to the IEA and are working to improve them in order to assess the impact/effectiveness of IEAs, for example. B the whale harvest (1910-2005); acid rain emissions (1980-2005); Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (1986-2005). Use the performance data link or “Data” links in each contract list. 1.72 Marine Inspections. Transport Canada`s Port State Control is a program in which inspections of foreign vessels are conducted at major Canadian ports to ensure compliance with key international law of the sea conventions, including the MARPOL Convention. Transport Canada reports that the share of marine pollution-related defects on ships, including inadequate certificates, flight records, oil records or pollution control equipment, decreased between 1998 and 2002.

In 2002, 525 inspections revealed deficiencies and 4.4% of these deficiencies related to marine pollution (compared to 587 inspections and 6% of marine pollution deficiencies in 1998).