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Beyond Pipelines: Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Resource Development in BC Dialogue Summary

Dialogues for Legal Innovation, Cumulative Impacts, Cumulative Assessment
West Coast Environmental Law

On February 26, 2013 a small group of opinion leaders and decision-makers from across BC came together to engage in a high level public dialogue about the challenge of managing the cumulative impacts of past, present and future human activities on BC’s ecosystems and communities, including the ever-increasing impact of climate change. The Dialogue explored three themes:

  1. The nature and extent of the challenge of cumulative impacts management
  2. Root causes and drivers for change
  3. The values, principles and strategies that could or should inform innovation to address the challenge of cumulative impacts management

Hosted by West Coast Environmental Law, the event was attended by a sold-out live audience and was also broadcast live via video webcast. Outcomes from the Dialogue will help shape a multi-year law reform project of West Coast Environmental Law focused on cumulative impacts management in BC.

This Dialogue Summary offers highlights from the event in the form of selected quotes from the dialogue participants. Video of the full event may be viewed at:

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March 1, 2013
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