The Youth Climate Lab has just turned 3 and is a remarkable story of two friends at the University of Waterloo who started an initiative to help youth build the necessary skills and provide opportunities to help accelerate youth-led climate policy, projects and businesses. Continue reading Youth Climate Lab (YCL)
For Canada, it’s a time to celebrate the rich marine life in three great oceans off the longest coastline of any nation. Continue reading David Suzuki: On World Oceans Day let’s learn to treat the seas better
Scientists around the world have been warning us for decades about the consequences of our wasteful lifestyles. Continue reading David Suzuki: Yes, pipeline spills are good for the economy
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if world leaders resolved to look at life in a different light this New Year? They could follow the example of Bhutan. In 1971, the small… Continue reading David Suzuki: Let’s resolve to make it a real Happy New Year
Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that… Continue reading David Suzuki: Are we trading away our rights and environment?
Canada’s environmental laws are under attack by both the federal and Ontario governments. Continue reading Endangered species face one-two government punch – Science Matters
From June 5 to 9, 2011, the inaugural Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 will bring together leading international scientists, as well as exceptional young leaders in politics, policy making, civil society and business, to work together to tackle today’s energy challenges. Continue reading Equinox Summit: Energy 2030
A stranger approaches you and asks for a referral to a restaurant in your town. How would you respond?
With this engaging question, Roger Pielke, an environmental studies professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, opens his book concerning four idealized ways that science and environmental policy interact.
It would probably surprise the stranger if you handed him… [Click here to read more!] Continue reading The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics
Defending the Environment: Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law
Linda A. Malone and Scott Pasternack
Washington, DC: Island Press
2006, 359 pages.
An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada is the perfect book for university or even high-school students who want to understand the basic language of environmental debate. From an outline of environmental protection regimes to endangered species issues and environmental assessment, this text covers a diverse range of themes, and is marked by clear writing and effective explanations.
Quite literally, this text has something for everyone: Aboriginal jurisdiction, the making of laws, international law, and law enforcement in particular problem areas such as nuclear energy, mining, fisheries and watershed… [Click here to read more!] Continue reading An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada and Defending the Environment: Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law
September will see the launch of the Maritimes’ only regional magazine devoted to sustainable development, independent journalism and critical reflection on social, cultural and environmental issues. Continue reading Coastlands: The Maritimes Policy Review