Environmental Law Centre

Materials from Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II Webinar available for download

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change. The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

The Environmental Law Centre has made materials from their recent "Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II: Agriculture Webinar"available for download. You can watch the presentation below, or on YouTube and visit the ELC website to download the slides.

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Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup — Part II: Agriculture

Apr 14 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

If you're like many Albertans, you're probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change.  The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

Whether you're a producer, a regulated emitter, or just a concerned citizen, you will find value in this second installment of Greenhouse Gas Roundup — a three-part webinar series led by ELC Staff Counsel Adam Driedzic. No legal training is required and there are no dumb questions. Read more about Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup — Part II: Agriculture

Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part III

Feb 18 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Is someone proposing an industrial or other significant project in your community? How are environmental impact assessments conducted in Alberta? How can you get involved in the environmental impact assessment process?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Some of these are subject to mandatory environmental impact assessments and there are a variety of ways for the public to participate. Read more about Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part III

Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II

Feb 11 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Regional Director of Alberta Environment has authorized an activity to take place in your area. You disagree with the approach taken by the Director. What recourse do you have?

Join Jason Unger, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre, to discuss appeals of the Director's decision to the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board. Read more about Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II

New Publication: Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta

The Environmental Law Centre's Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta: A jurisdictional review and recommendations for reform is a jurisdictional review focused on comparing law and policy approaches to implementation of collaboratively produced and approved watershed management plans. The review identifies central issues that must be dealt with in a policy framework for implementation of plans.

This publication can be downloaded for free from the Materials Available to Download section of the ELC website. Read more about New Publication: Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta

Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup

Feb 10 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about greenhouse gas and climate change.

  • What will Copenhagen mean?
  • Why is cap and trade controversial?
  • What are other places doing to address climate change through law and policy?

Or, maybe you’re not even sure which questions to ask. Whatever the case, let the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) get you started. Read more about Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup

Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

Feb 4 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and water use and activities affecting water under the Water Act. Read more about Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Get the straight facts on Bill 50 and how it changes the role of public participation and environmental factors in transmission approvals in Alberta.

On January 7th 2010, Laura Bowman of the Environmental Law Centre presented a lunch seminar on Bill 50, the Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009. This controversial bill was tabled in the summer and has been part of a storm of publicity and often confusing and contradictory information ever since.

The handouts from this presentation are now available for download from the Environmental Law Centre website. Read more about Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

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