1.31 The scope of the review was limited to what is described in the previous paragraph. We did not examine the government`s compliance with international environmental agreements, the effectiveness of programs or ways to achieve their objectives, the pace or progress in addressing environmental issues, or the accuracy or quality of information used by departments. The context and difficulties of any agreement we have reviewed also differ, which is why we must be careful not to generalize our knowledge to all of Canada`s international environmental agreements. 1.79 The problem. Canada borders three oceans and has historical links to the fishery and has a strong interest in ensuring the conservation and sustainable operation of its fisheries. In recent years, Canada`s east coast has seen a decline in many fish stocks. Several factors contributed to this decline, including growth in the size and capacity of fishing fleets and environmental factors such as changes in water temperature. In addition, the main light reference agreements have also been grouped according to general environmental themes according to the structure of the situation plan. Australia is known for its wide diversity of animal species and diverse environment, which encompasses beaches, deserts and mountains, and climate change is a major problem. The country is under the largest hole in the world`s ozone layer, which has an impact on the environment. Australia`s proximity to Antarctica raises concerns about sea level rise and changes in ocean currents that affect the climate. How many multilateral environmental agreements have been signed? Data or diagram of agreements by year and type (contract, protocol, modification). 1.22 The government`s transfer policy requires the use of a results-based management accountability framework under a federal grant or contribution funding program.
In addition, the government generally encourages its use for key policies, programs and initiatives. However, there are no other formal requirements to use this framework or similar tools. It is up to the relevant spring services to use the necessary financial resources to define the expected environmental outcomes and performance for their agreements. 1.27 In addition, the Treasury Board of Canada and its secretariat are the board of directors of the federal government. The Secretariat has a central role to play in monitoring government administrative practices and ensuring total profitable and cost-effective value. The Secretariat also supports the activities of the Cabinet Expenditure Review Committee, which is responsible for the ongoing review of all government expenditures, management and operations. The goal is to better understand the program`s results and services, which can be provided with available resources, and to identify ways to identify resources towards higher priorities. Officials from the secretariat of the Ministry of Finance indicated that the expenditure review procedure would likely cover all activities of the department, including those related to international environmental agreements. Following our audit, the secretariat informed us that after the 2004 federal election, the Privileges Council office was appointed to assist the Expenditure Review Committee, which is now a subcommittee of the Finance Committee.