On February 24, 2023, CELA counsel Richard Lindgren made a presentation on environmental justice to the Environmental Summit held in Ottawa by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.
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 lawyer Richard Lindgren made a presentation about climate change litigation during a webinar held by the Canadian Association of the Club of Rome.
CELA support the passing of Bill C-230: An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism as opportunity for the government to address the inequities facing vulnerable communities, particularly racialized communities facing harm from environmental pollution and polluting practices by ensuring remedies are integrated effectively into existing environmental legislation or passing additional legislation and policies.
HEJSupport, Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) prepared a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics for his future report on the lifecycle of plastics and human rights. This submission is focused on the implications…