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Taking Climate Justice Into Our Own Hands

This report, co-released by West Coast Environmental Law and the Vanuatu Environmental Law Association, explains how well-established principles of private international law allows the courts and governments of individual countries to take action against fossil fuel polluters.

Author: Andrew Gage, Margaretha Wewerinke
Publication Date: December 2015
Pages: 47

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by

Author: open letter
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 1

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.

Author: open letter
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 4

British Columbia has demonstrated to the world that it is possible to drive down carbon pollution while growing the economy. Policies like the carbon tax, clean electricity standard and renewable and low-carbon fuel requirements regulation have helped to drive this change.

Author: Energy Forum
Publication Date: August 2015
Pages: 5
The eighteen legal challenges to the federal
Author: Gavin Smith, Justine Desmond
Publication Date: July 2015
The Andrew Thompson award was established in 2002 by West Coast Environmental Law and the Thompson family as a legacy to Dr. Andrew Thompson, and was made possible through the generosity of the Thompson family.
Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2014
Pages: 2

Payback Time?

Author: Andrew Gage and Michael Byers
Publication Date: October 2014
Pages: 62

The damages caused by, and the costs of adapting to, climate change are runnin

Author: Andrew Gage
Publication Date: October 2014
Pages: 28

In a wave of legal filings between July 11 and July 14, 2014 eight First Nations from Haida Gwaii to Yinka Dene territory west of Prince George have set in motion legal proceedings that, combined with 9 court cases filed earlier this year, have the potential to stop or significantly delay the Enb

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: July 2014
Pages: 2

In this report West Coast Environmental Law analyzes the resource management direction provided by twenty years of strategic land use planning in BC to address three related questions:    

Author: Jessica Clogg, Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: February 2013
Pages: 26