NWT Environmental Audit

What is the NWT Audit?

The NWT Environmental Audit is an independent review to assess the quality of environmental information, processes related to monitoring cumulative impacts, and the effectiveness of the regulatory regime in the Mackenzie Valley. It is meant to check how well our regulatory system is working to protect the environment.

The Audit is an obligation of the Sahtu, Gwich'in and Tłı̨chǫ land claim agreements and a legislated requirement of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). The Audit highlights both successes and challenges. A key purpose of the Audit is to consider the challenges and provide useful recommendations that will improve how the environment is managed.

The MVRMA requires an Environmental Audit be completed at least every five years by an independent auditor. Currently, three audits have been completed, most recently in 2015. The 2020 Audit is underway.


Informational Video about the NWT Audit

This video provides a summary of the purpose of the NWT Audit, and is available in multiple languages.