Healthy coastal ecosystems are essential for maintaining biodiversity and liveable coastal communities, providing critical habitat, water quality protection, food and medicinal plants for harvesting, lessening of coastal erosion, resilience to climate change, and flood regulation.
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This report reviews the trends, changes, and projections which have been studied in British Columbia’s coastal habitats and species, with a focus on those under provincial
The Lower Fraser River and its estuary host a remarkable diversity of species within a globally important ecosystem, including its role as one of the greatest salmon bearing rivers in the world.
In July 2020, the federal government released draft terms of reference for a strategic assessment of thermal coal mining. Done right, a strategic assessment could help halt the mining and export of this carbon-intensive product.
In July 2020, the federal government released draft terms of reference for a strategic assessment of thermal coal mining – the first strategic assessment conducted under Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act.
British Columbia is one of the few coastal jurisdictions in North America that does not have a coastal law or strategy.
In September 2019, Alberta launched a constitutional reference (legal challenge) of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act.
Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target that has been set prior to its 2030 target. In order to meet our obligations to address climate change, a legal framework is needed to ensure accountability.
Since the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project (TMX) was first proposed in 2013, there has been a series of legal challenges over government decisions to approve the project.
In January 2020, the BC government sought public input on the province's emergency management legislation.