Environmental assessments (EA) support sustainable development by helping to eliminate or reduce a project's potential impact on the environment before it begins and ensuring that mitigation measures are applied once the project is initiated. EAs support informed decision making. You can learn more about EA by reviewing the Basics of Environmental Assessment, including what is environmental assessment, why it is important and how you can get involved. You will also learn about when the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 applies to proposed projects.
For information about environmental assessments taking place in your area, consult the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry. You can search by keyword, reference number, use the advanced search options, or browse a list of all projects in the Registry with several sorting options to help you find what you are looking for.
Information on potential and current environmental assessments of projects proposed since the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force on July 6, 2012 can be found in the Registry and is not included in the lists below.