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Green Waterfront Design Charette Report

The Green Waterfront Design Charrette brought together design experts and staff from five British Columbia municipalities, including planners, engineers, sustainability specialists, emergency managers and biologists.

Author: Deborah Carlson, Deborah Harford et. al.
Publication Date: December 2016
Pages: 104

West Coast Environmental Law's submissions to the BC Ministry of Environment in response to the province's Climate Leadership Team report and the Ministry's public consultation. 

Author: Andrew Gage, Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: March 2016
Pages: 3
The Andrew Thompson award was established in 2002 by West Coast Environmental Law and the Thompson family as a legacy to Dr. Andrew Thompson, and was made possible through the generosity of the Thompson family.
Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2014
Pages: 2
Preparing for Climate Change

Our climate is changing, and we need to plan for a “new normal”.

Author: Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: October 2012
Pages: 110

Today West Coast provided comments on Metro Vancouver’s latest draft of a new Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), entitled Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future ( November 2009 draft).

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: February 2010
Pages: 9

This paper has been written to contribute to the discussion concerning local governments and their efforts to build more sustainable communities.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: June 2009
Pages: 20

The BC government is proposing to implement a mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulation in BC under the “cap and trade” legislation . The government released an Intentions Paper for comments, that set out its current thinking and questions as it starts to prepare the regulation.

Author: BC Sustainable Energy Association; David Suzuki Foundation; Pembina Institute; West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2008
Pages: 7

The BC government is proposing to implement vehicle greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards in BC, once they are also implemented in California. The government released an Intentions Paper for comments, that set out its current thinking and questions as it starts to prepare the regulation.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: September 2008
Pages: 5

The Canadian government, and its insistence on ''credit for sinks,'' was blamed for blocking progress on an international deal to stop climate change. Why the concern over credit for sinks?

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: July 2001
Pages: 70

"Taking Credit: Canada and the Role of Sinks in International Climate Negotiations" examines the science and policies surrounding controversial sections of the Kyoto Protocol that deal with carbon sinks.

Author: Anderson, Dr. Darwin; Grant, Dr. Robert; Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: July 2001
Pages: 80

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