Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife, and Parks


The Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, Faune et des Parcs (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife, and Parks; MDDEFP) operates in the following areas:

  • Development and implementation of policies, laws, regulations, and programs on:
    • Preventing and reducing water, air, and ground contamination
    • Combating and adapting to climate change
    • Ensuring the quality of drinking water
    • Conserving biodiversity
  • Reducing, reclaiming, and managing residual materials
  • Coordination of the government’s sustainable development initiative within the public service
  • Development, coordination, and implementation of strategies to combat and adapt to climate change
  • Protection of Québec’s ecosystems and biodiversity through the development of a network of protected areas, including national parks, and the safeguarding of threatened or vulnerable plant species and their habitats
  • Environmental assessment of projects and strategic evaluation of environmental issues
  • Oversight of the enforcement of environmental protection laws and regulations, especially through the analysis of authorization and permit applications, inspections, inquiries, and legal and administrative recourse
  • Land management and integrity of Québec’s public water property, including the operation of public dams and monitoring of dam safety
  • Observation and knowledge of ecosystems and their components
  • Maintenance of intergovernmental and international relations in its areas of interest
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