This blog summarizes three noteworthy rights-based initiatives under consideration in Canada that are aimed at safeguarding the environment, enhancing legal accountability mechanisms, and ensuring access to environmental justice.
CELA has submitted a detailed brief to the Law Commission of Ontario regarding potential reforms to the Environmental Bill of Rights.
CELA has provided a supplementary letter in addition to Testimony on Bill S-5 (An Act to Amend CEPA) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development dated December 2, 2022.
CELA has provided their testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environmenta and Sustainable Development on Bill S-5 Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
NGOs are calling on countries to ensure the Plastic Treaty includes ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals in plastics.
Amidst global climate and nature summits, the Green Budget Coalition detailed the federal investments needed to accelerate climate action and reverse biodiversity loss