Achieving Sustainability: A Vision for Next-Generation Environmental Assessment in British Columbia

BC Environmental Assessment
Multiple authors

The BC government's commitment to revitalize the provincial environmental assessment regime presents an opportunity to introduce bold new reforms that will help build public trust, advance reconciliation and achieve sustainability. 

Supported by 24 environmental, social justice and community groups, this document outlines a shared vision for the future of assessments in BC. The vision lists a series of requirements for a next-generation assessment law that establishes sustainability as a core purpose and outcome, recognizes Indigenous decision-making authority, ensures that BC meets its climate targets, and addresses “big picture” issues – such as managing the cumulative effects of development in a region.

Supporting organizations:

  • Amnesty International Canada
  • Barkley Sound Alliance
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Clayoquot Action
  • Divest Victoria
  • Dogwood
  • Douglas Channel Watch
  • Ecojustice
  • Environmental Law Centre (UVic)
  • Fair Mining Collaborative
  • Friends of the Lardeau River
  • Georgia Strait Alliance
  • Kamloops Moms for Clean Air
  • Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition
  • My Sea to Sky
  • Northern Confluence
  • Northwest Institute
  • Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation
  • Save Hullcar Aquifer Team
  • Sierra Club BC
  • West Coast Environmental Law Association
  • Wilderness Committee
  • Wildsight
  • Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
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