Government of Canada’s response to the space-related recommendations made following the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies led by the Honourable David L. Emerson

A detailed strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the Government of Canada's response to the Emerson recommendations on space was completed. The SEA found that the Government's response is likely to have positive, indirect environmental effects. In supporting the development of new space technologies and tools with increased performance and higher precision, the Government is helping enhance Canada's capability to monitor the environment. The actions that the Government is taking in response to the Emerson review will indirectly support achieving the environmental goals of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

For instance, new remote sensing technologies have a variety of applications:

Such monitoring will assist the Government in assessing progress toward meeting the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy's targets.