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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.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 2000
Pages: 16

Media backgrounder accompanying Torpedoing Kyoto.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 2000
Pages: 2

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.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: March 2000
Pages: 27

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.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: January 2000
Pages: 11

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.

Author: Rolfe, Chris; Michaelowa, Axel; Dutschke, Michael
Publication Date: December 1999
Pages: 60

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.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: December 1999
Pages: 8

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").

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: November 1999
Pages: 11

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

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: November 1999
Pages: 3

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.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 1999
Pages: 7

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.

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: October 1999
Pages: 14

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