This report, co-released by West Coast Environmental Law and the Vanuatu Environmental Law Association, explains how well-established principles of private international law allows the courts and governments of individual countries to take action against fossil fuel polluters.
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A new report – A Carbon Budget for Canada: A collaborative framework for federal and provincial climate leadership – explains how budgets and other best financial management practices provide a model for national leadership on climate change.
On December 22nd, West Coast Environmental Law and our allies in environmental assessment reform sent a letter to Catherine McKenna, Canada's new Minister of Environment and Climate Change, recommending a process for and key issues to examine in the review of environmental assessment processes sh
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) is not working for the environment, the public, or industry.
An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by
An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.
The inclusion of environmental flow needs (“EFNs”) in the Water Sustainability Act (“WSA”) is a significant step forward in the management of our water resources in British Columbia.
Without a strong suite of environmental laws, we are vulnerable to the escalating impacts of climate change, irresponsible resource development and the erosion of democracy.
Charities make an important contribution to society and they should be provided with the space to do so effectively.