Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of the Green Budget Coalition is to present an analysis of the most pressing issues regarding environmental sustainability in Canada and to make a consolidated annual set of recommendations to the federal government regarding strategic fiscal and budgetary opportunities.

Our Vision

The Government of Canada contributes to securing and maintaining the environmental sustainability of Canada through appropriate investments in environmental programs and through the adoption of appropriate policies related to taxation, pricing and subsidies.


  • To bring together the collective expertise of leading Canadian organizations regarding the important environmental issues facing Canada;
  • To prepare and promote prioritized recommendations annually to the federal government on policies, actions and programs whose implementation would advance environmental sustainability and which could be reflected in the federal budget; and
  • To monitor federal budget decisions and spending estimates and to track GBC recommendations with a view to assessing the likely effect of budgetary and fiscal decisions on the environment and to evaluating the GBC’s impact on fiscal policy and budgetary actions.

The GBC makes its decisions on a consensus basis.

Nature Canada hosts the Green Budget Coalition. The GBC’s co-chairs are Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and James (Jim) Brennan, Director of Government Affairs for Ducks Unlimited Canada.