1.18 Despite the designation of a leading department for each international environmental agreement, there is no common mechanism for defining and formally delegating the competences of the responsible departments. The core role of feather administration is generally based on the mandate of the department and the responsibilities of the minister associated with it. Similarly, federal cabinet documents that authorize the negotiation and ratification of agreements (such as cabinet memorandums and decision files) can identify the lead division and, to some extent, describe its role. However, cabinet documents are not available to the public or members of Parliament by law and are therefore not sufficiently transparent for liability purposes. To be considered international, the treaty must be intergovernmental; There are bilateral agreements between two governments and more than two multilateral agreements exist. 1.31 The scope of the review was limited to what is described in the previous paragraph. We did not examine the government`s compliance with international environmental agreements, the effectiveness of programs or ways to achieve their objectives, the pace or progress in addressing environmental issues, or the accuracy or quality of information used by departments. The context and difficulties of any agreement we have reviewed also differ, which is why we must be careful not to generalize our knowledge to all of Canada`s international environmental agreements. 1.122 This may be less of a concern if the objective of an agreement is clearly consistent with the department`s mandate and responsibilities, as there is less uncertainty about its role as a leading division. However, if the purpose and obligations of an agreement concern more than one federal department or federal authority or require coordination with other legal systems (. B, for example, provinces and territories), the potential consequences of ambiguous roles and responsibilities are much greater. 1.125 We found that environmental results are measured and readily available only for the Montreal Protocol, the Ozone Annex and UNAMI. The results of the Montreal Protocol on the reports of the United Nations Environment Programme and the Canadian series of national environmental indicators are thus reported.