Environment in the Courtroom: Enforcing Canadian GHG Emissions Laws

October 25, 2018 - 8:30am to October 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.

This is the eighth national environmental law symposium organized by CIRL, a leading national centre of expertise on natural resources law and policy issues. Practitioners, judges and academics from across Canada have attended previous symposiums and contributed to the discussions of current important environmental law issues. Attendees at past symposiums have reported that the sessions are both practical and useful. We encourage questions from the audience in the panel discussions. The session papers, translated into both of Canada’s official languages, will be posted and available for download from the CIRL website to the symposium registrants.

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Symposium Overview

The symposium will feature leading environmental law scholars and practitioners in Canada.Topics to be discussed include:

  • Canada's International Emissions Obligations
  • Sectoral Implications of GHG Regulatory Regimes
  • The Constitutional Context of Emissions Enforcement 
  • Learning from the Experiences of B.C. and Québec in Regulating Emissions 
  • Emissions from Marine Vessels
  • Regulating and Enforcing Methane Emissions in Agriculture
  • U.S. GHG Enforcement Issues

Live Webcast

The symposium will be webcast.

For general inquiries, please contact:

Jane Rowe, Administrative Coordinator, Canadian Institute of Resources Law
Phone: 403 220 3200, Email: [email protected], Website: www.cirl.ca

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