January 12th, 2011
Happy New Year (and Environment Minister)!
In case you haven’t heard, 2010 has come and gone—and 2011 brings us a new Minister of the Environment in Mr. Peter Kent. The RCEN would like to offer Minister Kent its warmest congratulations on his new portfolio. The Canadian Environmental Network provides a unique opportunity to build and strengthen the ties between the environmental NGO community and Environment Canada, and to further establish a positive dialogue between them. Learn more about the new Minister
RCEN Delegate Reports Galore
NFHCC Recommendations on the Delivery of Habitat Management Program by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
This report is a synthesis of 5 workshops that engaged over 100 ENGOs and DFO in discussions about the delivery of the Habitat Management Program. The opportunities and recommendations in the report represent significant contributions to potential policy and program improvement towards better protection of fish habitat in Canada. Read more
Implementation of Domestic and International Access and Benefit Sharing Policy in Canada
This report from the RCEN Biodiversity Caucus includes recommendations based on current domestic policy and the outcomes of ongoing international Access and Benefit Sharing negotiations within the Convention on Biological Diversity. Read more
Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on BNST Risk Management Measures
RCEN delegates have submitted their report following a public consultation on proposed regulatory measures for benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST). This report supports a regulatory approach to prohibit the manufacture, use, import and sale of BNST to minimize its release to the environment. Read more
7-year CEAA Review Discussion Documents Released
The RCEN Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus has released two discussion papers in advance of the 7-year Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). Read more
This Week's Headlines
Call for Delegates:
ENGO Hosts for Rio +20 Earth Summit Civil Society Consultation Workshops
Join the Canadian Earth Summit Coalition: WE CANada
Sign up for P.O.W.E.R.’s Mainstreaming Biodiversity Newsletter
Delegate Selection – 2nd Session of the Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury
Delegate Selection - National Energy Board Consultation on Update to Filing Manual
Degrees of Change: Climate Warming and the Stakes for Canada
Deadline for Volvo Adventure Environmental Award Approaches
Get Ready for Americana 2011!
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