Climate Justice Project Updates

BC premier Christy Clark recently stated that the Pacific NorthWest LNG project headed by Petronas would create 4,500 jobs, and that the LNG industry as a whole would create 100,000 jobs. LNG and...
July 27, 2015 | BC Office
The BC and federal governments continue to push for LNG (liquefied natural gas) development and export, but a major new study from our BC office details the consequences of ramping up fracking and...
May 26, 2015 | BC Office
"Just transition" is an approach to economic and environmental policy-making that says workers in affected industries should not pay the price for doing the right thing for the environment, and...
January 28, 2015 | BC Office
A new study from the CCPA's BC Office examines often-ignored questions of climate justice: given Canada’s historical and ongoing contribution to global warming, what is our collective obligation to...
November 5, 2014 | BC Office
A new study by the CCPA and West Coast Environmental Law finds that Canadian oil and gas companies could be liable for billions of dollars of damages for their contribution to climate change....
October 8, 2014 | National Office
Path to Prosperity? examines the assumptions behind the BC government’s projection of a $100 billion "Prosperity Fund" from LNG exports, and finds that the returns promised to the public are not...
April 29, 2014 | BC Office
World-renowned author and environmentalist Lester R Brown will speak in Vancouver at a fundraiser for our BC Office's Climate Justice Project. More information and secure online ticket sales:...
September 25, 2013 | BC Office
Are you concerned about climate change? Researchers with Simon Fraser University and the CCPA are looking for people to participate in a study called “Alternative Media and Climate Change.”...
September 12, 2013 | BC Office
The largest industrial water users in BC pay little to nothing for the water they use, and in most cases are not even required to track or report what they use. The provincial government recognized...
June 11, 2013 | BC Office
Our newest study, co-published with the Wilderness Committee, shows how "zero waste" policies would protect BC's environment and climate and create jobs. Read the report and download the infographic...
March 28, 2013 | BC Office
Between two-thirds and four-fifths of known fossil fuel reserves have been deemed to be "unburnable carbon" that cannot safely be combusted without leading to catastrophic climate change.  A new...
March 26, 2013 | National Office, BC Office
Leading environmental organizations, unions and other organizations, including the CCPA, released an open letter today, calling on all BC political parties to recommit to 2007 legislation on...
February 6, 2013 | BC Office
It's easy to think of BC's water and hydro resources as limitless, especially in the rainy Lower Mainland. But our latest study examines the serious challenges facing these resources, particularly...
November 15, 2012 | BC Office
In 2007 the BC government legislated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), but just five years later, the province’s 2012 Natural Gas Strategy risks breaking that legislation. Our...
October 10, 2012 | BC Office
The latest study from our Climate Justice Project is both cautionary and hopeful. The study warns that mining, oil and gas corporations are putting increasingly large demands on BC’s hydroelectricity...
June 20, 2012 | BC Office