Environmental Law & Policy

Event

Conference: Indigenous Solutions to Environmental Challenges

Nov 10 2018 (All day) to Nov 12 2018 (All day)

The conference will use the context of the historic Aguinda v. Chevron environmental case to consider the critical role of judicial remedies for violations of the rights of indigenous and other affected peoples and the leading systemic obstacles to the realization of remedies in particular cases, both in Canada and beyond. Read more about Conference: Indigenous Solutions to Environmental Challenges

Location

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
T1L 1H5 Banff , AB
Event

Environment in the Courtroom: Enforcing Canadian GHG Emissions Laws

Oct 25 2018 - 8:30am to Oct 26 2018 - 3:30pm

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL), a federal not-for-profit organization established in 1979, is collaborating with Université Laval to organize a national symposium called Environment in the Courtroom: Enforcing Canadian GHG Emissions Laws. This symposium, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is free of charge and can be attended in person at the Université Laval on October 25 & 26, 2018, or alternatively viewed online as a live webcast on the symposium dates. Read more about Environment in the Courtroom: Enforcing Canadian GHG Emissions Laws

Location

Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, La salle Hydro-Quebec
Université Laval
Quebec , QC
Event

Environmental Rights: The Power and the Promise

Oct 3 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Environmental Rights in Law Poster

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
Story

Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

Workshop Poster

WORKSHOP WITH CALEB BEHN

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada?

Workshop series presented by Read more about Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

Event

Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Oct 3 2018 - 6:00pm
Workshop Poster

Workshop with Caleb Behn

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada? Read more about Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Location

Faculty of Law Lecture Theatre
Law Centre, 111 89 Avenue NW (University of Alberta)
T6G 2H5 Edmonton , AB
Event

CANCELLED: Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Oct 2 2018 - 6:00pm
Workshop Poster

Due to the inclement weather in Calgary, this event has been cancelled

Workshop with Caleb Behn

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Read more about CANCELLED: Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary
T2N 4V8 Calgary , AB
Media Release

Saskatchewan and Ontario reject most cost effective way to reduce carbon pollution

Pembina Institute reacts to the joint statement from Ontario and Saskatchewan on carbon pricing

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, interim federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comment in response to the joint statement released today from Ontario and Saskatchewan.

“It is deeply irresponsible of the Saskatchewan and Ontario governments to reject carbon pricing. Canadians expect their governments to address climate change, one of the most serious issues facing us today. It is a failure of leadership to reject the most cost effective way to reduce pollution. This move undermines Canada’s obligations to do its fair share to protect our communities from a changing climate.  Read more about Saskatchewan and Ontario reject most cost effective way to reduce carbon pollution

Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Program Director - Climate Change, Ecojustice

Position: 
Program Director - Climate Change
Application Deadline: 
27 Jul 2018

The Program Directors lead our program work in the following three areas: Climate Change, Nature, and Healthy Communities. Program Directors provide strong leadership across Ecojustice litigation and law reform priorities, coordinating with each other, with their program teams, and with other members of the Leadership Team to maximize organizational impact by inspiring precedent-setting litigation and taking other actions that strengthen and enforce Canada's environmental laws.

Reporting to the Executive Director and managing a cross-regional team of staff lawyers and scientists with subject matter expertise, the Program Director Climate Change leads strategy and oversees delivery of the Climate Change area of our work. This role works closely with the Program Director Nature and the Program Director - Healthy Communities. Read more about Job Opportunity: Program Director - Climate Change, Ecojustice

Media Release

Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

Pembina Institute reacts to approval of Syncrude’s Aurora North Mine tailings plan

EDMONTON — Jodi McNeill, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) latest tailings management plan approval:

“This is the fifth approved tailings management plan that doesn’t comply with the AER’s Directive 085. Syncrude’s plan relies on composite tailings (CT) and water capping to treat its tailings. The AER questions whether CT deposits can support final closure landscapes, and water capping is an unproven technology that is not authorized by the regulator. Read more about Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

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