Publications


BRIEFING NOTE: Key Elements of a Participant Funding Program for BC’s Environmental Assessment Act


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 advocate for optimal regulations under the new Act.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Tools for Municipal Governments in BC to Implement a Target of 100% Renewable Energy by 2050


Prepared for British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association Executive Summary of the report that provides an overview of British Columbia’s municipal jurisdiction to achieve 100% renewable energy (“100% RE”) commitments. Link to full report


Tools for Municipal Governments in BC to Implement a Target of 100% Renewable Energy by 2050


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 the growing movement to transition from fossil fuels, a number of municipalities on Southern Vancouver >


Federal Government Action and Climate Change


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 the fossil fuel industry. Where possible, it includes estimates of subsidies to the fossil fuel >


Community-Based Water Monitoring and Decision Making


Community-based monitoring (CBM) is a type of scientific data collection that is led and driven by citizens or non-governmental organizations and seeks to increase direct community involvement in research and monitoring program design. Prepared for Living Lakes Canada and The Gordon Foundation, this report considers three core challenges for CBM: (1) ensuring CBM data are >


Digging Up a Legislative History: A Timeline of Mining Law & Contamination Events in BC


One day of research: 160 years of history This timeline was developed to show how colonial laws related to mining in BC have evolved – or stayed the same – across this time horizon. Law students from the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, and Thompson Rivers University provided a large portion of the >