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The following assessment touches on the most important areas where the trade and environment agendas intersect. We begin with an overview of the WTO, and describe how in a general way its agenda impacts environmental law and policy.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 1999
Pages: 4

Despite the urgent need for early action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this brief is in part intended to alert readers to the potential negative implications of developing a credit for early action system.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 1999
Pages: 26

This paper begins with a brief description of existing international and domestic environmental law relating to climate change.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: March 1999
Pages: 24

Thank you for providing us with another opportunity to appear before this Committee to express our concerns about the establishment of investor-rights as part of Canada’s international treaty obligations.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: March 1999
Pages: 6

The Multilateral Agreement on Investment is an international treaty for investor, corporate and property rights that was to be established under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: February 1999
Pages: 23

A streamside protection regulation is being developed under Section 12 of the Fish Protection Act (FPA), which will require local governments to protect streamside areas according to management objectives such as mandatory setbacks.

Author: Nolan, Linda
Publication Date: January 1999
Pages: 13

West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) welcomes the opportunity to make submissions to the Forest Policy Review process.

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: January 1999
Pages: 18

market mechanisms, credit trading, greenhouse gas emission reductions, climate change, carbon tax, carbon allowance trading system.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: October 1998
Pages: 7

In January 1998 the public hearing process under the Agricultural Land Commission Act was used for the first time in the case of the Six Mile Ranch resort proposal near Kamloops.

Author: Nowlan, Linda
Publication Date: August 1998
Pages: 9

The Environment Management Amendment Act, 1998, (Bill 40) introduces a number of potentially very significant changes to British Columbia’s environmental management regime.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: July 1998
Pages: 8

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