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In January 2020, the BC government invited the public to share their views about a climate adaptation strategy for British Columbia.
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.
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.
Our climate is changing, and we need to plan for a “new normal”.
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).
This paper has been written to contribute to the discussion concerning local governments and their efforts to build more sustainable communities.
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.
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.