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Latest Publications:

Climate & Energy

Climate Change and the Law: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta

Climate Change and the Law: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta

Future Flows: Climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta’s water law

Energy Consumption and Privacy

Oil Sands Emission Limit under the Climate Change Leadership Plan

Climate Change Legal Roadmap: Carbon Pricing Recommendations for Alberta: Lessons from the Latest Developments in WCI Jurisdictions

Climate Change Legal Roadmap: A Snapshot of Alberta’s Climate Change Law & Policy

Climate Change Legal Roadmap: Methane Reduction under the Climate Change Leadership Plan

Environmental Rights


An Environmental Bill of Rights for Alberta

A Road Map for Environmental Rights in Alberta: Rights for a Sustainable Future

The Interaction of Environmental Rights and Property Rights

Environmental Rights:  Module 6 – Rights to a Hearing

Environmental Rights:  Module 5 – Costs in Court and Regulatory Proceedings

Environmental Rights Module 4: Access to Environmental Information

Environmental Rights Module 3: Citizen Enforcement

Environmental Rights Module 2: Third Party Oversight

Environmental Rights Module 1: Substantive Environmental Rights

Environmental Rights. Phase 1: Do we have the rights we need?

Market based instruments

Volume 1: An Introduction to Market-Based Instruments & the Alberta Land Stewardship Act

Volume 2: Transfer of Development Credits under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act

Volume 3: Conservation Offsets under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act

Volume 4: Stewardship Units & the Exchange under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act

Market Based Instruments Backgrounder – Overview

Market Based Instruments Property Rights Backgrounder

Market Based Instruments Advanced Property Rights Backgrounder


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Our mission is to educate and champion for strong environmental laws and rights so that all Albertans can enjoy clean air, clean water and a healthy environment.



Climate & Energy

Climate and energy are intertwined and often viewed as opposed to each other. At the ELC, we see a world where climate and energy co-exist for the benefit of all.

Sustainable Communities

Do you believe you have a right to a clean and healthy environment? That you deserve clean air, clean water, and a thriving environment? The ELC is committed to educating and empowering Canadians on how to exercise these crucial rights for a greener future for you and for our future generations.

Nature & Biodiversity

Our Canadian natural spaces and biodiversity are treasured. The ELC is working hard to ensure that important habitat and natural spaces for our wildlife and all biodiversity, including people, is maintained for generations to come.


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2016 Emerald Award Finalist: Bringing Environmental Law into Alberta High Schools

What’s New on Twitter

The importance of effective policy and planning for habitat looking beyond protected areas . Something ELC will touch on the 28th 👉 elc.ab.ca/habitat-matter… twitter.com/StewartResearc…

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