The Environment Management Amendment Act, 1998, (Bill 40) introduces a number of potentially very significant changes to British Columbia’s environmental management regime.
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Turning Down the Heat is intended to assist in the search for ways to reduce Canadian greenhouse gas emissions. It examines the potential role for emissions trading in implementation of Canada’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
The following offers our assessment of the potential impacts of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (the MAI) on policies, laws and programs relating to the forest and fisheries sectors of British Columbia.
In our view the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) does not represent a credible response to the enormous environmental challenges we confront.
In the past, I have expressed less concern with international emissions trading than the clean development mechanism or joint implementation with developing countries.
Bill 12, the Mining Rights Amendment Act, 1998, was introduced into the BC legislature on April 22nd and rushed through to Second Reading on April 29th. It appears to have been developed in closed door discussions with the mining industry.
Thank you Mr. Chair and Members of the Committee for inviting me here today. As you will know from the material we have provided, our Association has several broad concerns about the impacts of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI).
In December 1997, negotiators from all the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting at the Third Conference of the Parties to the Convention in Kyoto, Japan, successfully negotiated legally binding emission reduction commitments for nations the developed nations that are incl
This brief is in response to the Greater Vancouver Regional District's request for comments on the "Recommended Agreement on Transportation Governance and Funding for Greater Vancouver" (the "Agreement") which was negotiated between the Province of BC and
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft Criteria for Substitution. We have had an opportunity to review the draft Criteria for Substitution set out in your memo of July 30, 1997, and have the following comments.