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The mission of the Environmental Law Centre is to advocate for laws that will
sustain ecosystems and ensure a healthy environment and to
engage citizens in the law’s creation and enforcement.


Our vision is a society where our laws secure an environment that sustains
current and future generations and supports ecosystem health.


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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Latest ELC Publications

Aquatic Ecosystems – Gaps Opportunities and Law Reforms
Primer on Surface Water Quality Management Framework
Water Law in Alberta: A Comprehensive Guide (Full Guide)
Managing Forests not Forestry: Law and Policy Recommendations for Ecosystem-based Management of Alberta’s Forests
Brief: Liability Issues in Geothermal Resource Development 

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There is still time to register for tomorrow's webinar on gaps, opportunities, and reforms to Alberta's Water Act with the ELC's Jason Unger:elc.ab.ca/water-law-and-policy-gaps-opportunities-and-law-reforms-report-and-webinar/ The Water Act was proclaimed into force on October 7th, 1998 and it represented a significant evolution in how the province could plan and manage water for environmental purposes.However, in the 23 and half years since its proclamation, the potential of the Act has yet to be realized.Download the publication and join our upcoming webinar on June 23. ... See MoreSee Less
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Managing Forests not Forestry, Webinar #2 with ELC’s Brenda Heelan Powell (January 25 2022)

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