Making Contaminated Sites Climate Ready

What is this engagement about?

Climate change affects all aspects of our environment, including the long-term effectiveness of cleaning up land that may be contaminated through industrial or commercial usage, such as gas stations, storage facilities, or processing plants.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is reviewing how we can ensure the cleanup efforts of contaminated sites adapt to our changing climate by focusing on:

  • Including climate change adaptation and sustainability into provincial site remediation requirements
  • Strengthening remediation requirements to protect groundwater quality

To learn more read the Making Contaminated Sites Climate Ready discussion paper, which summarizes the recent work the Ministry has completed in support of climate preparedness.

How to participate

You can also sign up here for the site remediation news email subscription service to receive updates and take part in upcoming webinars.

Feedback will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (PST) on December 23, 2022.

How your contribution makes a difference

All input will help develop and update policies and inform potential legislation to better prepare for climate change. A report summarizing the feedback will be published in Spring 2023, followed by any legislation changes as early as Spring 2024.

Details of the Engagement

Date: October 3, 2022 to December 23, 2022

Category: Environmental Protection

Status: Open

Location: Province-wide

Type: Online, email