These notes have been prepared by Dr. Bates and published by West Coast Environmental Law in order to avoid repetition of errors in the health risk assessments for large facilities that cause air pollution.
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Recent initiatives indicate that the government intends to shift the delivery of services from the public to the private sector in areas that have traditionally been off limits.
In 2001, West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation set out to develop an action plan for how the need for sustainable communities could be accommodated within the current regulatory framework.
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.
"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.
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?
This series of briefing notes provides an overview of the issues to be decided at CoP6, where, from November 13 to 24, 2000, the nations of the world will meet in The Hague to decide the fate of the Kyoto Protocol.
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.