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As BC prepares its Budget 2019, West Coast Environmental Law is challenging it to begin tracking the costs that climate change is increasingly imposing on the province.

Author: Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer
Publication Date: October 2018
Pages: 6

BC communities face a rising tide of climate costs. Prior to the 2018 municipal election, West Coast Environmental Law has produced Climate Law In Our Hands: A Resource for Local Government Candidates.

Author: Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer, Anjali Appadurai, Climate Communications Specialist
Publication Date: September 2018
Pages: 16

In August 2018, the BC government asked for public feedback on their “Clean Growth” intentions papers, which set out next steps in addressing climate change through “Clean, Efficient Buildings,” “Clean Transportation” and “Clean Growth for Industry.”

Author: Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer
Publication Date: August 2018
Pages: 8
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

British Columbia has demonstrated to the world that it is possible to drive down carbon pollution while growing the economy. Policies like the carbon tax, clean electricity standard and renewable and low-carbon fuel requirements regulation have helped to drive this change.

Author: Energy Forum
Publication Date: August 2015
Pages: 5
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

British Columbia has the potential to maintain both high levels of human well-being and our rich biodiversity, but sustaining these levels into the future means protecting the vital ecological life support systems upon which we and all species depend.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: February 2011
Pages: 7

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

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

Response to the Department of Transport's December 21, 1996 Canada Gazette request for submissions on motor vehicle emission regulation for Canada.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 1997
Pages: 9

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