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The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO is tasked with monitoring and reporting on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and the government's success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario.

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ECO to release 2015 Greenhouse Gas Report

- 2015-07-02

On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. the ECO will release this year’s annual review of the government’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. More information … Aussi disponible en français.

A Big Win for the Environmental Bill of Rights

- 2015-05-05

In early April 2015, a cement manufacturing facility north of Picton pled guilty to four charges relating to excessive discharges of dust, particulates and noise. As a result, the company was fined $350,000, plus a …

Celebrating Soil in 2015

- 2015-05-04

Soil helps to supply our food, clothing, clean water, biodiversity, and it even moderates our climate. We walk on it, dig in it, build on it, and clean it off our clothes.  Mostly, however, we just take it for …

Recent Reports




Smart from Sunrise to Sunset:
A Primer on Ontario's Evolving Electricity Grid

Planning to Conserve
2014 Energy Conservation Progress Report

Managing New Challenges
2013/14 Annual Report

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Inaction Threatens Health at Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Commit to End Logging in Algonquin Provincial Park

Commissioner Questions Growth Plan’s Effectiveness

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