Report prepared for Wildsight outlines BCs Private Managed Forest Lands Act, offers examples of how current practices on private managed forest land is causing harm to communities across BC, and proposes eight suggestions for law reform.
Follow-up report prepared for the Veins of Life Watershed Society
Prepared for Sierra Club BC, this report provides recommendations for implementing solutions from the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements in order to ensure British Columbians can continue to rely on their forests for future generations.
The provincial government enacted the new Environmental Assessment Act in November 2018, and it is currently developing regulations and policies before the bill comes into force. The ELC is collaborating with West Coast Environmental Law and other environmental groups to >
The ELC has developed a comprehensive overview that identifies how Canada provides billions of dollars in subsidies each year to the fossil fuel industry. “Despite Canada having committed to the Paris Agreement, it is still subsidizing the fossil fuel industry >
BC is revitalizing its environmental assessment regime with the aim of enhancing public confidence, transparency and meaningful participation. The ELC has prepared a briefing note that recommends the new environmental assessment regime include a participant funding program. Public participation improves >
Although mining has significant and ongoing impacts on communities, it is the only resource industry in BC that has not had a comprehensive legal review from a public interest perspective. The ELC has long worked on mining law reform projects, >
Prepared for British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of British Columbia’s municipal jurisdiction to achieve 100% renewable energy (“100% RE”) commitments. In response to the threat posed by climate change and >
On March 13, the ELC will partner with FNWARM (First Nations Women Advocating for Responsible Mining) and Amnesty International to sponsor a special Stand For Water event in Victoria at UVic’s First Peoples House. The event will include a screening >
Environmental assessments will be different and have the potential to be better under BC’s new Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act), according to lawyer and ELC Fellow Karen Campbell. Karen provided her assessment of the new EA Act as part of >