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Carbon Budget report

A new report – A Carbon Budget for Canada: A collaborative framework for federal and provincial climate leadership – explains how budgets and other best financial management practices provide a model for national leadership on climate change.

Author: Andrew Gage
Publication Date: December 2015
Pages: 52
Taking Climate Justice Into Our Own Hands

This report, co-released by West Coast Environmental Law and the Vanuatu Environmental Law Association, explains how well-established principles of private international law allows the courts and governments of individual countries to take action against fossil fuel polluters.

Author: Andrew Gage, Margaretha Wewerinke
Publication Date: December 2015
Pages: 47

On December 22nd, West Coast Environmental Law and our allies in environmental assessment reform sent a letter to Catherine McKenna, Canada's new Minister of Environment and Climate Change, recommending a process for and key issues to examine in the review of environmental assessment processes sh

Author: Jessica Clogg et al
Publication Date: December 2015
Pages: 3

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by

Author: open letter
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 1

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.

Author: open letter
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 4

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) is not working for the environment, the public, or industry.

Author: Anna Johnston, Staff Counsel
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 6
Our analysis of relevant Canadian federal le
Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: October 2015
Pages: 12

The inclusion of environmental flow needs (“EFNs”) in the Water Sustainability Act (“WSA”) is a significant step forward in the management of our water resources in British Columbia.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 2015
Pages: 5

Without a strong suite of environmental laws, we are vulnerable to the escalating impacts of climate change, irresponsible resource development and the erosion of democracy.

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: October 2015
Pages: 7

Charities make an important contribution to society and they should be provided with the space to do so effectively.

Author: Seventeen Canadian Organizations
Publication Date: September 2015
Pages: 5

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