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- What we’re reading: Q&A with William Deverell, author of Stung
This month, we spoke with BC-based novelist William Deverell about his new book, Stung – the latest political-legal thriller in his popular series following lawyer Arthur Beauchamp. Stung is centered around Arthur’s defence of a group of environmental activists, who are accused of sabotaging an indu … Read more »
- Indigenous law in action: Gitanyow launches its groundbreaking Wilp Sustainability Assessment Process
By Tara Marsden/Naxginkw and Gavin Smith At the start of 2021, the Gitanyow publicly released the Gitanyow Wilp Sustainability Assessment Process (GWSAP), an innovative Indigenous legal instrument setting out requirements for fully Indigenous-led assessment of projects in Gitanyow Lax’yip (territory … Read more »
- Should Canada’s updated climate ambition focus on the necessary or the achievable?
Canada has missed every single greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that is has ever set. Ever. From targets set in Kyoto in 1997, to Copenhagen in 2009 – and we are nowhere close to on track to achieve our 2030 Paris target set in 2015. Since 1990, our emissions have risen and risen, and then … Read more »
- The Supreme Court on climate laggards (and the need for strong national climate leadership)
Pop quiz: Who recently blamed Alberta and Saskatchewan for Canada failing to meet its international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Greta Thunberg Kermit the Frog (it’s not easy being green) The Supreme Court of Canada As this po … Read more »
- Horgan’s (Climate) Index
On 26 March 2021 the BC Government unveiled “sectoral targets” – a range of emissions reductions that different sectors of the BC Economy will (if all goes according to plan) meet by 2030. These are not binding on the individual sectors, but will guide government planning and progress reporting as w … Read more »