ELC Publications Available to Download


 

ELC Publications Available to Download

 

The Environmental Law Centre offers the following publications available for download at no charge to you.

 

 

If you require legal advice, you should contact a lawyer. Also, note that information reflects the state of the law just prior to publication. Laws and regulations change periodically, and this necessitates a review to determine whether the information is up to date.

 

 

Accounting for Nature: Regulatory approaches to filling environmental budget gaps in Alberta
Alberta’s Geothermal Resources
Aquatic Ecosystems – Gaps Opportunities and Law Reforms
Primer on Surface Water Quality Management Framework
BACKGROUNDER: What is Tenure?
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 
Geothermal Energy: Alberta’s Geothermal Resources Regulatory Scheme at a Glance
Oil & Gas Liability in Alberta at a Glance
Published: December 7th, 2021
Here Comes the Sun: Solar Law in Alberta by Rebecca Kauffman
So you want to Start A Solar Coop
So, you want to Lease Your Condo Roof to a Solar Company
So, you want to Lease Your Property to a Solar Company
Alberta’s Agricultural Lands A Policy Toolbox for Moving from Conversion to Conservation
Published: February 17th, 2021
Gaining Steam: A Regulatory and Policy Framework for the Geothermal Energy Development in Alberta (All Modules)
Published: December 14th, 2020
Bill 36: Geothermal Resource Development Act – How does it compare to our recommendations? by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published: December 9th, 2020
CLEAN SLATE, CONTAMINATED LAND
Published: June 2nd, 2020
Good Riddance – Waste Management Law in Alberta
Published: May 27th, 2020
Extended Producer Responsibility
Published: May 27th, 2020
The Polluter Pays Principle in Alberta Law by the Environmental Law Centre
Published: December 16th, 2019
Agricultural Lands Law and Policy in Alberta by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published: November 14th, 2019
Habitat Law in Alberta: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY by the Environmental Law Centre
Published: October 11th, 2019
Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 1: The State of Habitat Laws in Alberta by Rebecca Kauffman
Published: October 11th, 2019
Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 2: Barriers to Effective Habitat Management and Protection in Alberta by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published: October 11th, 2019
Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 3: Jurisdictional Review of Habitat Laws by Kyra Leuschen
Published: October 11th, 2019
Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 4: Recommended Reforms to Habitat Management & Protection Laws in Alberta by Jason Unger
Published: October 11th, 2019
Climate Change and the Law: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta by Kyra Leuschen
Published: April 3rd, 2019
Climate Change and the Law: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta by Rebecca Kauffman
Published: March 27th, 2019
Future Flows: Climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta’s water law

Previous ELC Publications

The Environmental Law Centre offers the following publications available for download at no charge to you.
Please note, these files are all pdf format and require an application such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, in order to view. Simply click on the links below to view, or right-click to download (or save).

 

Climate & Energy Environmental Rights HABITAT
Climate Change and the Law: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta An Environmental Bill of Rights for Alberta Agricultural Lands Law and Policy in Alberta
Climate Change and the Law: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta A Road Map for Environmental Rights in Alberta: Rights for a Sustainable Future Habitat Law in Alberta EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Future Flows: Climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta’s water law The Interaction of Environmental Rights and Property Rights Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 1 The State of Habitat Laws in Alberta
Energy Consumption and Privacy Environmental Rights. Phase 1: Do we have the rights we need? Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 2 Barriers to Effective Habitat Management and Protection in Alberta
Oil Sands Emission Limit under the Climate Change Leadership Plan Environmental Rights Module 1: Substantive Environmental Rights Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 3 Jurisdictional Review of Habitat Laws
Climate Change Legal Roadmap: Carbon Pricing Recommendations for Alberta: Lessons from the Latest Developments in WCI Jurisdictions Environmental Rights Module 2: Third Party Oversight Habitat Law in Alberta VOLUME 4 Recommended Reforms to Habitat Management & Protection Laws in Alberta
Climate Change Legal Roadmap: A Snapshot of Alberta’s Climate Change Law & Policy Environmental Rights Module 3: Citizen Enforcement
Climate Change Legal Roadmap: Methane Reduction under the Climate Change Leadership Plan Environmental Rights – Module 4: Access to Environmental Information
2013 – Reclaiming Tomorrow Today: Regulatory timing for abandonment and reclamation of well sites in Alberta Environmental Rights:  Module 5 – Costs in Court and Regulatory Proceedings
2011 – Nuclear Power in the Prairies Environmental Rights:  Module 6 – Rights to a Hearing
2010 – Seeking the Right Balance: Financial Security for Conservation and Reclamation of Alberta’s Oil Sands Mines
Market based instruments WATER PUBLIC LANDS
Volume 1: An Introduction to Market-Based Instruments & the Alberta Land Stewardship Act Groundwater Policy and Planning in Alberta: a path forward for sustainable groundwater management and protection

 

 

2016: Managing recreation on public land: How does Alberta compare? ADDENDUM
Volume 2: Transfer of Development Credits under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act 2015- In Water We Trust? Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows 2015: Managing recreation on public land: How does Alberta compare?
Volume 3: Conservation Offsets under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act 2015- In Water We Trust Appendix B ( A Review of Water Market Impacts)
Volume 4: Stewardship Units & the Exchange under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act 2015- In Water We Trust Appendix A (Alberta Law and Policy for the Protection of Environmental Flows)
Market Based Instruments Backgrounder – Overview 2015-In Water We Trust Bibliography
Market Based Instruments Property Rights Backgrounder 2010 – Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta: A jurisdictional review and recommendations for reform
Market Based Instruments Advanced Property Rights Backgrounder
2015- Conservation Directives: Alberta’s unknown and untested conservation tool
2008 – Legal Aspects of Conservation Easements
buyer beware and what lies beneath standing and public participation environmental assessment
2015 – Buyer Beware: Where and how to find environmental information about a property in Alberta 2014 – Standing in Environmental Matters 2015 – Model for Harmonized Provincial Environmental and Sustainability Assessment
2014 – What Lies Beneath? Access to Environmental Information in Alberta 2010 – A Guide to Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta 2014 – Environmental Assessment & the Canadian Constitution: Substitution and Equivalency
2008 – Municipal Powers, Land Use Planning, and the Environment: Understanding the Public’s Role 2013 – A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (without annotations)
1999 – Community Action Materials 2013 – A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (Annotated Version)
2008 – The ABC’s of Environmental Jurisdiction

 

The Environmental Law Centre offers the above publications available for download at no charge to you.
Please note, these files are all pdf format and require an application such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, in order to view. Simply click on the links below to view, or right-click to download (or save).

 

 

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