Over the past year, ELC staff and students have continued to work extensively to develop strategies to deal with plastics pollution. Our contributions have started to generate action at the political level, including a commitment this summer from the federal >
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 >
An ELC Clinic report documenting federal government actions that subsidize the fossil fuel industry and enable greenhouse gas emissions. Introduction: Part I of this report details the specific methods by which the federal government provides subsidies and financial support to >
A new ELC report explores how community-based monitoring (CBM) can be used to make decisions about watersheds, which can transform the way we understand and apply water law. It may also help us to become more proactive to water needs. >
Request that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Auditor General examine Canada’s failure to protect endangered Pacific salmon and anadromous trout species under the Species at Risk Act.
This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation builds on our Seven Reforms to Address Marine Plastic Pollution report and outlines exact actions that Ottawa can take to address marine plastic pollution. It identifies the constitutional powers that allow Parliament to >
Last newsletter we told you about our report on solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution. This is still a live issue as we investigate ways to bring attention to the problem and implement solutions. In March, there are two events >
Research paper prepared for a First Nation that discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.
In March, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee responded to a petition that ELC students worked on for the Mikisew Cree First Nation. The December 2014 petition argued that the Alberta tar sands and Site C dam endanger the World Heritage Site at >
The federal government is currently reviewing several environmental laws, regulations and processes. On Dec 15, the ELC filed a report in the environmental assessment process on behalf of Nature Canada calling on government to include regional strategic environmental assessment (RSEA) >