Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (16-251-X)

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This annual report presents environmental indicators for water quality, air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions. The water quality indicator documents the distribution of water quality at selected sites across Canada. The air quality indicator reports national and regional trends in ground-level ozone, a key component of smog, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The greenhouse gas indicator describes the trend in emissions and the contribution to the trend by energy production, energy consumption and other factors. The socio-economic context provides links to economic performance and social progress. The indicators are intended to assist those in government responsible for developing policy and measuring performance, while also helping individual Canadians who want to know more about the trends in their environment.

The indicator reports from 2005 to 2007 can be found below. All later indicator reports can be found on Environment Canada's site:

More detail on some of the socio-economic information found in the Environment Canada indicator reports can be found here: National economic accounts: Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators

Frequency: Annual

Status: Ongoing/Available (HTML, PDF)


Title Release date More info
ARCHIVED – 2007 December 6, 2007 More info
ARCHIVED – 2006 November 23, 2006 More info
ARCHIVED – 2005 December 14, 2005 More info

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