Recent proposals to export Canadian water, and an investor-state suit under NAFTA concerning BC's water export control measures, have revived Canadian concerns about the loss of public control over this vital resource.
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Media backgrounder accompanying Torpedoing Kyoto.
While the Kyoto Protocol is potentially an important first step in averting global climate change a number of potential weaknesses and loopholes could make the difference between it representing a first step and it being largely ineffective.
While greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced dramatically through measures that are worth doing for reasons that include protecting human health, improving competitiveness, saving consumers' money and improving the liveability of cities, delaying action will likely prove expensive.
Credit for Early Action allows firms that take early action to reduce emissions to be rewarded with credit against future regulatory standards or carbon taxes.
Since 1974, the West Coast Environmental Law Association (WCELA) has provided legal services to members of the public who are concerned about threats to the environment.
West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Forest Stewardship Council Regional Certification Standard for British Columbia (the "Draft Standard").
David Zirnhelt, Minister of Forests has stated that he hopes that this Forest Policy Review Process "will guide and stimulate informed public discussion on policy changes needed to promote an environmentally sustainable and economically vital forest econo
These proceedings are the summary of Selling Clean Air: Market Instruments for Climate Protection, a two-day workshop on market instruments for climate change organized by West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation. The workshop was held October 15 and 16, 1998, in Vancouver.
The forest industry in British Columbia is at a turning point. People from diverse sectors of society are calling for change to the way we allocate and use our forests. Perspectives on the direction for change, however, are varied.