Climate Change

For Access to Justice week in Alberta (https://www.albertaaccesstojustice.com/) the ELC looks at how access to justice plays out in the environmental context.   What is Environmental Justice? Environmental justice, sometimes called environmental racism, is “the intentional siting of hazardous waste sites, landfills, incinerators and polluting industries in areas...

Impact Assessment, the Canadian Energy Regulator & Navigable Waters: An Overview of what was Bill C-69  and now is Law   What is Bill C-69? In response to significant changes made to federal environmental laws in 2012 by the previous government, the Liberal Party made an election campaign promise...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta Regulating Geothermal: How do we own heat?     The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta Can anyone really have a right to sun?    The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One –...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part Two: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta   The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) encourages all Albertans to consider how governments, industry, communities and individuals can assist with adapting to climate change. The ELC’s second volume in our Climate...

Climate Change Litigation in Canada: Environnement Jeunesse v. Canada This past November, ENvironnement JEUnesse (ENJEU), an environmental nonprofit in Quebec, applied to bring a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada (GOC) on behalf of Quebec citizens aged 35 and under.[1] The claim alleges the...