Reports by Topic: Environment

Below you will find online versions of our Reports by Topic.

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2019

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2019 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

A Healthy, Happy, Prosperous Ontario

Why We Need More Energy Conservation

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:

Climate Pollution: Reducing My Footprint

 

2018

 

2018 Annual Report (Volume 1 of 2)

Technical Standards and Safety Authority

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

 

2018 Annual Report (Volume 2 of 2)

Climate Change: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

 

2018 Annual Report (Volume 2 of 2)

Environmental Approvals: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

 

2018 Annual Report (Volume 2 of 2)

Environmental Assessments: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2018 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Back to Basics

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2018 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Climate Action in Ontario: What’s Next?

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2018 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

Making Connections

Straight Talk About Electricity in Ontario

 

2017

 

2017 Annual Report (Volume 2 of 2)

Mines and Minerals Program: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2017 Special Report

Beyond the Blue Box

Ontario’s Fresh Start on Waste Diversion and the Circular Economy

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2017 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Good Choices, Bad Choices

Environmental Rights and Environmental Protection in Ontario

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2016/2017 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 2)

Every Joule Counts

Ontario’s Energy Use and Conservation Year in Review

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2016/2017 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Every Drop Counts

Reducing the Energy and Climate Footprint of Ontario’s Water Use

 

2016

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2016 Special Report

Developing the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan

 

2016 Annual Report (Volume 1 of 2)

Climate Change

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

 

2016 Annual Report (Volume 1 of 2)

Environmental Approvals

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

 

2016 Annual Report (Volume 1 of 2)

Environmental Assessments

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

 

2016 Annual Report (Volume 2 of 2)

Source Water Protection: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2016 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Facing Climate Change

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:

Putting Soil Health First

A Climate-Smart Idea for Ontario, 2016

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:

Urban Stormwater Fees

How to Pay for What We Need, 2016

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2015/2016 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Small Steps Forward

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2016 Special Report

EBR Performance Checkup

Respect for Ontario Environmental Rights 2015/2016

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2015/2016 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

Conservation: Let’s Get Serious

 

2015

 

2015 Annual Report

Mines and Minerals Program

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2014/2015 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Small Things Matter

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2015 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Feeling the Heat

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2015

Connecting the Dots on Climate Data in Ontario

Climate Data Roundtable Report

 

2014

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2014 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

Planning to Conserve

 

2014 Annual Report

Drive Clean Program: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

 

2014 Annual Report

Source Water Protection

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2013/2014 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Managing New Challenges

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2014

Smart from Sunrise to Sunset

A Primer on Ontario’s Evolving Energy Grid

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2014 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Looking for Leadership

The Costs of Climate Inaction

 

2013

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2013 Special Report

Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence

A Review of Ontario’s Weakened Protections for Species at Risk

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2012/2013 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Serving the Public

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2013 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Failing Our Future

Review of the Ontario Government’s Climate Change Action Plan Results

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2013

Investing in Soils for a Sustainable Future

The Environmental Commissioner’s Soil-Carbon Roundtable Report

 

2012

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2012 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 2)

Building Momentum

Results

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2012 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Building Momentum

Provincial Policies For Municipal Energy And Carbon Reductions

 

2012 Annual Report

Drive Clean Program

Ministry of the Environment

 

2012 Annual Report

Non-hazardous Waste Disposal and Diversion: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2012 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

A Question of Commitment

Review of the Ontario Government’s Climate Change Action Plan Results

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2011/2012 Annual Environmental Protection Report (Part 2)

Losing Our Touch

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2011/2012 Annual Environmental Protection Report (Part 1)

Losing Touch

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2012

Ministries’ Handling of EBR Applications

A Ten-Year Statistical Retrospective (2000-2010)

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2012 Special Report

Ready for Change?

An Assessment of Ontario’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2012 Special Report

Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario

 

2011

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 2)

Restoring Balance

Results

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Restoring Balance

A Review of the First Three Years of the Green Energy Act

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2011

Land Use Planning in Ontario

Recommendations of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario from 2000–2010

 

2011 Annual Report

Government User Fees: Follow-Up Report

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and Ministries of Environment, Finance, Government Services, and Transportation

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2010/2011 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Engaging Solutions

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2011

Roundtable on Land Use Planning

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2011 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities

 

2010

 

2010 Annual Report

Non-hazardous Waste Disposal and Diversion

Ministry of the Environment

 

2010 Annual Report

Ontario Clean Water Agency: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 2)

Managing a Complex Energy System

Results

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Managing a Complex Energy System

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2009/2010 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Redefining Conservation

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2010 Special Report

Getting It Right

Paying for the Management of Household Hazardous Wastes

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2010 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Broadening Ontario’s Climate Change Policy Agenda

 

2009

 

2009 Annual Report

Government User Fees

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and Ministries of Environment, Finance, Government Services, and Transportation

 

2009 Annual Report

Hazardous Waste Management: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2009 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 2)

Rethinking Energy Conservation In Ontario

Results

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2009 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Rethinking Energy Conservation In Ontario

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2008/2009 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Finding a Vision for Change

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2008/2009 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Building Resilience

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2009 Special Report

The Last Line of Defence

A Review of Ontario’s New Protections for Species at Risk

 

2008

 

2008 Annual Report

Forest Fire Management: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of Natural Resources

 

2008 Annual Report

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Ministry of Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2007/2008 Special Report

Progress in a Climate of Change

A Review of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2007/2008 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Getting To K(No)W

 

2007

 

2007 Annual Report

Hazardous Waste Management

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2006/2007 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Reconciling Our Priorities

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2007 Special Report

Doing Less With Less

How Shortfalls in Budget, Staffing and in-House Expertise are Hampering the Effectiveness of MOE and MNR

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2007

A Public Dialogue on the Future of the Great Lakes

Proceedings From the ECO-Pollution Probe Great Lakes Roundtables and Public Forums

 

2006

 

2006 Annual Report

Air Quality Program: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

2006 Annual Report

Forest Fire Management

Ministry of Natural Resources

 

2006 Annual Report

Groundwater Program: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2005/2006 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Neglecting Our Obligations

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2006

Aggregate Round Table

Towards a Long-Term Aggregate Strategy for Ontario

 

2005

 

2005 Annual Report

Environet: Follow-Up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2004/2005 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Planning Our Landscape

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2005 Special Report

Looking Forward

The Environmental Bill of Rights

 

2004

 

2004 Annual Report

Air Quality Program

Ministry of the Environment

 

2004 Annual Report

Consulting Services: Follow-up Report

Management Board Secretariat and Ministries of the Environment, Finance, Health and Long-Term Care, Natural Resources, and Community Safety and Correctional Services

 

2004 Annual Report

Groundwater Program

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2003/2004 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Choosing Our Legacy

 

2003

 

2003 Annual Report

Environet

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2002/2003 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Thinking Beyond the Near and Now

 

2002

 

2002 Annual Report

Consulting Services

Management Board Secretariat and Ministries of the Environment, Finance, Health and Long-Term Care, Natural Resources, and Public Safety and Security

 

2002 Annual Report

Operations Division: Follow-up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2002 Special Report

Climate Change: is the Science Sound?

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2001/2002 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Developing Sustainability

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2002

Challenges to Sustainability in Northern Ontario

 

2001

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2000/2001 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Having Regard

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2001 Special Report

Broken Promises: MNR’s Failure to Safeguard Environmental Rights

 

2000

 

2000 Annual Report

Operations Division

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
1999/2000 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Changing Perspectives

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2000 Special Report

The Protection of Groundwater and Intensive Farming

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
2000

The EBR Litigation Rights: Six Years of Experience

A Review of the Decisions and Cases, 1995–2000

 

1999

 

1999 Annual Report

Conservation and Prevention Division: Follow-up Report

Ministry of Environment and Energy

 

1998

 

1998 Annual Report

Environmental Sciences and Standards Division: Follow-up Report

Ministry of the Environment

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
1998 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Open Doors

Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

 

1997

 

1997 Annual Report

Conservation and Prevention Division

Ministry of Environment and Energy

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
1997 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Open Doors

Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

 

1996

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
1996 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Keep the Doors Open to Better Environmental Decision Making

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
1996 Special Report

Keep the Door to Environmental Protection Open

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
1996 Special Report

Ontario Regulation 482/95 and the Environmental Bill of Rights

 

1995

 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario:
1994/1995 Annual Environmental Protection Report

Opening The Doors To Better Environmental Decision Making