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EA Reform Summit Proceedings

In November 2015, the Ministers of Environment and Climate Change, Fisheries, Transport, Natural Resources, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Science were given the mandate to review Canada’s environmental assessment processes or to support that review.

Author: Anna Johnston, Staff Counsel
Publication Date: August 2016
Pages: 76
As part of a broader review of the process of environmental assessment (EA) in British Columbia, the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) sought stakeholder advice on public participation in EA in BC.  
Author: Jessica Clogg; Anna Johnston
Publication Date: November 2014
Pages: 7

On February 26, 2013 a small group of opinion leaders and decision-makers from across BC came together to engage in a high level public dialogue about the challenge of managing the cumulative impacts of past, present and future human activities on BC’s ecosystems and communities, including the ev

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: March 2013
Pages: 10

The purpose of the Draft Community Charter is to provide more autonomy to, and require accountability from, municipalities. This allows municipalities to craft place-specific solutions that respond to local conditions.

Author: Curran, Deborah
Publication Date: December 2002
Pages: 26

We agree with the authors of the Discussion Paper that there are some significant problems with the current Act and its regulations.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: November 2002
Pages: 15

Overall, we believe that the ERD must be strengthened in order for it to meaningfully reflect the EDC's commitment to ensuring its activities are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.

Author: Campbell, Karen
Publication Date: March 2002
Pages: 8

This report card evaluates the negotiating positions of the 27 nations that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and signatories to the Framework Convention on Climate Change. These are the world's leading nations.

Author: Rolfe, Chris; Nowlan, Linda
Publication Date: November 2000
Pages: 33

Recently released data shows that, if adopted, the Canadian position on the treatment of forests and soils under the Kyoto Protocol would obliterate the environmental impact of the Kyoto Protocol.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: September 2000
Pages: 17

The purpose of these submissions is to respond to the Consultation Document dated May 15, 2000, entitled "Developing a Response to Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation in British Columbia".

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: June 2000
Pages: 8

The Canadian position on the treatment of sequestration of carbon by forests and under the Kyoto Protocol is scientifically unsound and could lead to massive increases in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 2000
Pages: 24