What legislation in Canada refers to climate change?


The attached 28-page table (in PDF format) provides a survey of Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial climate change legal provisions. These provisions are found in Canadian legislation intended to address climate change and related subjects, as well as legislation for other purposes. The majority of the research for this survey was conducted on CANLii and reflects search results in all jurisdictions for the following terms: 'climate change', 'global warming', 'greenhouse gas'.

Following the federal legislation, provinces and territories are listed alphabetically. Search terms and useful language are highlighted in yellow. Note that the research took place on October 17 and 24, 2014. As such, it may not capture all climate change provisions or reflect all recent developments.

Last updated: January, 2015

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