Climate Change

Climate Change Litigation – 1 step forward, 2 steps back   Climate litigation is still very new and Canada did not see much of it until 2018 when one of the first Canadian climate lawsuits was filed, the case of Environnement Jeunesse v Canada.[1] This suit was...

Access to Environmental Justice: Costs and scientific uncertainty raise barriers to protecting communities   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...

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 Litigation in Canada: Environnement Jeunesse v. Canada UPDATE   Background On November 26, 2018, ENvironnement JEUnesse (ENJEU) filed an application with the Superior Court of Quebec for authorization against the Government of Canada (GOC) to bring a class action on behalf of all Quebec residents aged 35 and...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part Two: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta Adapting Alberta’s Living Things to Climate Change    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 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 Introduction...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta Adapting Alberta’s Infrastructure to Climate Change    The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An Introduction...

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 Change...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta 30% Renewable Energy in Alberta by 2030: Where are we now?   The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: 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 GOC...

Keeping up the PACE: An Update on the Pace Program and Associated Regulations   A previous blog post “Picking up the PACE and Running with City Charters: An Update on Municipal Government Act” introduced Bill 10: An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements[1] which amended the Municipal Government...