Environmental Law Centre

Event

Environmental Rights: The Power and the Promise

Oct 3 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

On Wednesday, October 3, the Environmental Law Students Association, Pembina Institute, Healthy Environment YEG, Environmental Law Centre and the David Suzuki Foundation invite you to a forum to discuss the legal right to a healthy environment as a solution to environmental problems.

Over the past 50 years, environmental rights have become the fastest-growing body of human rights law internationally. We have a historic opportunity to ensure that everyone in Canada has the right to a healthy environment. Read more about Environmental Rights: The Power and the Promise

Location

Room LC 231
Law Centre, University of Alberta (111 Street & 89 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel, Pipelines and Pancakes

Apr 24 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm

A breakfast discussion about the evolving role of the federal government in environmental regulation with Professor Martin Olszynski from the University of Calgary.

Breakfast served at 7:30 am; program begins at 8:00 am

Tickets: $35 per person Read more about Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel, Pipelines and Pancakes

Location

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Edmonton , AB
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ELC Report—Conservation Directives: an unknown and untested tool

The Environmental Law Centre has published their report "Conservation Directives: Alberta's unknown and untested conservation tool":

When we think of protecting Alberta’s landscapes there are a variety of tools that are quite well understood and used: parks on public land, conservation easements on private land.  The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) greatly added to the conservation tool box by providing a variety of legal mechanisms to plan and manage for conservation purposes.

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Publication—In Water we Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows

The Environmental Law Centre has made available for download their report "In Water we Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows":

Should Alberta adopt policies that allow for 3rd party participation in instream flow protection?  Are water trust organizations a part of the answer to instream flow needs in over-allocated basins?  The Environmental Law Centre’s report In Water we Trust:  Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows seeks to answer these questions.

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ELC publishes Model for Harmonized Provincial Environmental and Sustainability Assessment

The Environmental Law Centre has published its Model for Harmonized Provincial Environmental and Sustainability Assessment:

In recent years, federal environmental assessment law has undergone radical changes resulting in a reduced number and scope of federal environmental assessment.  Consequently, the provinces are positioned to take a greater role in environmental assessment as the federal government takes a step back. In light of a reduced federal role, the province to province cooperation and coordination can play a greater role. This may include expansion of regional environmental assessment and strategic environmental assessment within and across provinces.

This report builds upon the ELC's publication A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law by establishing the criteria necessary for successful province to province cooperation and coordination.  As well, this report explores the means by which a province can implement regional environmental assessment and strategic environmental assessment within their own borders and cooperatively with other provinces.  Recognizing that ecological regions and policy decisions may not respect political boundaries, moving beyond traditional project based environmental assessment and creating broader frameworks for decision-making requires province to province cooperation and coordination.

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Event

ELC's Green Regs & Ham Breakfast Event

Oct 6 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Is Canada ready for the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015? 

Join us for a lively discussion on green regulations over a hearty breakfast of eggs and ham!

The ELC is excited to host a very timely discussion on what Canada and Alberta need to do to show their strong climate commitments in view of the upcoming Paris Climate Conference in December 2015. This global event has been touted as the "world’s last best chance to reach an agreement on cutting carbon emissions”. Read more about ELC's Green Regs & Ham Breakfast Event

Location

University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, Event Centres B+C
906 8 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
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ELC launches Our North Saskatchewan regional plan website

The Environmental Law Centre has launched a new website focusing on environmental planning in the North Saskatchewan Region. The ELC's Jason Unger posted that the site's purpose is to:

"foster dissemination of environmental information that is central to this planning"

and that the site will provide:

  • Links to environmental information (regarding water, air, land, biodiversity, and cumulative effects),
  • Background information on regional plans, and
  • Starts the discussion around risks and opportunities in the regional planning context
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Environmental Law Centre News Brief, November 25, 2013

The Environmental Law Centre has published the November 25, 2013 issue of News Brief.

Contents

  • Celebrating the many contributions of James Palmer, community leader and philanthropist
  • Alberta's new wetland policy: Baby steps in an adult world
  • Pembina ruling shines spotlight on need for reform
  • A confidential mess: The problem with confidentiality when cleaning up pollution
  • Other News from the Environmental Law Centre
Read more about Environmental Law Centre News Brief, November 25, 2013>

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