Environmental policy

Contact information


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Government and organization sites


Additional sites

Environmental organizations

Arctic/Northern  environment

Energy and fuels

Oil and gas


Nuclear power

Alternative fuels

Fisheries management

Waste management

Great Lakes water quality

Industry & stakeholder information

  • Associations Canada to find organizations by particular industry
  • Registry of lobbyists Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada "this federal site is searchable by lobbyist’s name, organization, subject of lobbying activity, keyword, etc. Shows the corporations, industry groups and individuals involved, communication techniques used, and the issues, bills, regulations, policies or programs targeted"
  • Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (ORL) "an independent office of the legislature"
  • Consulting with Canadians  "Share your ideas with organizations seeking input from Canadian citizens and stakeholders"

News sites


  • Environmental Encyclopedia
  • Dictionary of Environment and Conservation [print and online]
  • Encyclopedia of Ecology  [print and online]
  • Canadian environmental policy and politics: prospects for leadership and innovation [online and print]
  • Private rights in public resources: equity and property allocation in market-based environmental policy [print and online]
  • Canadian Natural Resource and Environmental Policy: Political Economy and Public Policy [print and online]
  • Towards green growth: monitoring progress: OECD indicators [online]
  • Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy [print]
  • "Environmental economics and sustainability" special issue of Journal of  Economic Surveys (Volume 30, Issue 3)
  • An introduction to environmental law and policy in Canada [print]  Many links from this page were mentioned here

Other books

Sample Catalogue Subject headings:    

Other subject headings:  Environmental policy; Nature conservation; Land use; Environmental protection; Environmental law; Conservation of natural resources; Gas industry

Sample sub-headings:  --Canada (or province); --Government policy; --Environmental aspects; --Law and legislation

Journal article databases

  • Environment Complete Indexes over 1,900 environmental journals, with fulltext access to about 750. Also available is fulltext access to over 200 monographs
  • GreenFILE "focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond"

Other  databases

Database of research articles about human and physical geography topics including housing and transportation

Canada Commons
Canadian public policy documents from government and nonprofit organizations as well as think tanks

ebooks in the Environmental Sciences

Political Science Complete
Access to full-text political science articles [sample subject: Environmental Policy]

International Political Science Abstracts

World economic literature 

International Political Science Abstracts

Nexis Uni Fulltext news, business and law resources - see the guide Researching Environmental Science

See also Resource & Environmental Management information resources SFU guide

Statistics and data



 Data sources