Creating a Law to Fight Global Warming

There ought to be a law to fight global warming in BC. Now we’ve written one.

On Wednesday November 22, 7-9pm, come to the unveiling of “The Global Warming Solutions Act,” draft legislation written by UVic’s Environmental Law Clinic for BC to follow California in setting targets to reduce emissions.

Invited panelists to comment on the law are: Derek Thompson, a former BC Deputy Minister of Environment; Harry Swain, a former federal Deputy Minister of Industry and current Executive Director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Centre; and Ted Parsons, Professor of law and environment at the University of Michigan, presently visiting UVic. Public discussion will follow.

Venue: Room 158, Fraser Building Faculty of Law, UVic, 7-9pm.

Brought to you by the UVic Environmental Law Clinic and the Conservation Voters of BC.

Read the Backgrounder (69KB PDF)

Read the Global Warming Solutions Act (PDF)

Link to CFUV radio interview with ELC Legal Director Calvin Sandborn and ELC student Simon Cott (not currently available)

January 31, 2006

update: Following on Simon Cott’s work from last semester, Ryan Copeland’s editorial in the Province newspaper urges government to consider an approach similar to the ELC’s model provincial climate change law.

Read the article (PDF)