As part of its resource capacity, Environment Canada will update all Ramsar site management plans identified on its land in accordance with the Management Planning Guidelines of the Ramsar Convention. The ministry will encourage Ramsar site managers who are not owned by the department to develop management plans in accordance with the management planning guidelines for the Ramsar Convention. These must be concluded by Ramsar`s 10th Contracting Parties Agreement (2008). 1.123 Of the five agreements we reviewed, environmental performance expectations (or targets) were clearly established in the case of the Montreal Protocol, the Ozone Annex and, in part, in the case of UNFA, based on the fish stocks examined. In all these areas, the Union is a strong supporter of international environmental action and cooperation and an active player committed to promoting the concept of sustainable development around the world. 1.90 Fisheries and Oceans Canada stated that it believed that the information presented in the graphs below (Figure 1.4) was of appropriate quality and did not exhibit significant errors and that it had been verified either by the NAFO Scientific Council or by the CICTA Standing Committee on Research and Statistics. 1.34 There is now a scientific consensus that certain chemicals produced, known as ozone-depleting substances, are responsible for reducing the ozone layer. Depletion of the ozone layer causes increased UV-B radiation on the earth`s surface and can cause significant health problems. UV-B radiation causes skin cancer, and other potential health risks are eye diseases and immune system weaknesses. 1.1 International environmental agreements reflect important government policies on major environmental issues and Canadians should know what has been achieved and what has not been achieved through these agreements. We reviewed five international environmental agreements to determine whether the relevant federal departments know to what extent the concrete objectives of the agreements are being achieved. We found that services were informed to varying degrees of their ability to achieve the environmental objectives and outcomes of their respective agreements. Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of the actions undertaken There is a framework of transparency that will not be intrusive or penalizing, but which must be used to build trust between the various actors.