The approach for this study was to examine the Canada-Wide Standards (CWS) process for PM and ozone to identify lessons learned to date, which could be applied to establish medium (2015 to 2025) and long-term (to 2050) objectives and numerical targets for managing air quality in Canada. This report synthesizes the findings from face-to-face and telephone consultations as well as a review of literature sources. A total of 54 Canadian Federal and Provincial/Territorial 2 government health and environment managers, as well as stakeholders engaged in the CWS process were interviewed. Another component of this study was to analyze the management approach for PM and ozone in the United States, European Union and Australia. Input for this component of the analysis was obtained from literature and telephone interviews of government environmental managers in these countries.
This report documents the results of our the background findings requested for reference purposes for the NRTEE Air Quality & Atmospheric Resources project. It provides a reasonable basis for cluster group members to gain an understanding of the current state of development of atmospheric services sustainable development indicators