Environment & Climate Change

On this page you’ll find links to information on key issues relating to the work of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, which is responsible for the effective protection, management and conservation of B.C.’s water, land, air and living resources. You will also find links to incentive programs and grants available to individuals, households, and organizations seeking support in their related environmental initiatives.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Incentives & Grants