Climate and Energy

Supreme Court of Canada issues two decisions on Indigenous Consultation and the National Energy Board   This blog is part of the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada. This blog series provides updates on climate change law developments and includes insights from our...

Federal Government Discussion Paper on the Reviews Federal Response to the Environmental Assessment, the National Energy Board, the Navigation Protection Act and Fisheries Act Reviews   The Government of Canada is currently reviewing several federal environmental and regulatory processes (see here): federal environmental assessment processes; the National Energy Board (the “NEB”); the...

Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan: An Update on Law and Policy Developments   Over the past 18 months we have seen a rapidly changing law and policy landscape for climate change mitigation in Alberta. The Climate Leadership Plan Changes began in November 2015 with the release of the long anticipated Climate...

Climate Change Blog Series: The ELC releases its latest paper in the Climate Change Legal Roadmap series: Oil Sands Emission Limit under the Climate Change Leadership Plan   This blog is part of the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada. This blog series provides updates...

Should Canada Follow Trump’s Paris Agreement Withdrawal?: The Precautionary Principle will Guide Us   Written By: Jacob Marchel (Jacob Marchel has been a Student-at-Law with the ELC since October 2016. He has done research related to municipal brownfields, renewable micro-generation, and environmental access to justice) This blog is part...

Climate Change Blog Series: Federal Government releases its Technical Paper on the Carbon Pricing Backstop   This blog is part of the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada. This blog series provides updates on climate change law developments and includes insights from our...

Highlights of Federal Environmental Legislation Reviews: Reports released for the Environmental Assessment, the National Energy Board, the Navigation Protection Act and Fisheries Act Reviews   The Government of Canada is currently reviewing several federal environmental and regulatory processes (see here). These include reviews of: federal environmental assessment processes; ...

Supreme Court of Canada issues Decision in Jessica Ernst’s Claim for Charter Damages   On January 13th, in Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision regarding Jessica Ernst’s claim for damages pursuant to s. 24(1) of the Charter. Ernst alleges that...

Climate Change Blog Series: Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change   This is the fifteenth post in the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada. This blog series provides updates on climate change law developments and includes insights from our related law...

Climate Change Blog Series: Legislative Updates on Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan   This is the fourteenth post in the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada. This blog series provides updates on climate change law developments and includes insights from our related law...

MGA Review and Municipal Environmental Stewardship: You can still have your say   On November 22, 2016, the Government of Alberta continued its review and amendment process for the Municipal Government Act (MGA). Along with some amendments to Bill 21 made in committee the government indicated there...