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Greening Government: ICT strategy
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2011

The Greening Government Commitments were published in March 2011 and outlined how the Government would respond to David Cameron's challenge to be the "Greenest Government ever".


Modernization of the environmental approvals process
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 18 2011

Ontario has announced amendments of the Environmental Protection Act (“EPA”) to eliminate the requirement to obtain a Certificate of Approval or Provisional Certificate of Approval and to instead require that persons engaged in prescribed activities obtain an Environmental Compliance Approval.


Creation of an external advisory review committee for lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear incident
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 18 2011

In August 2011 the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced that it had established an external advisory committee to assess the organization’s processes and responses in light of the lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear incident.


In the courts
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 18 2011

On October 7, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Ellen Smith v. Inco Limited, an appeal brought by Inco from a trial court decision which had found against it in a class action.


The National Roundtable on the Environment and Economy report - Paying the Price: The Economic Impacts of Climate Change for Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 18 2011

The National Roundtable on the Environment and Economy has released its latest report, Paying the Price: The Economic Impacts of Climate Change for Canada.


Greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 5 2011

The Québec Government published in the Gazette officielle du Québec of June 8, 2011, the draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.


Environmental occurrences notification agreements
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 20 2011

Provincial, territorial and federal laws require, in most cases, notification of the same events involving a release or a deposit of a substance into the environment.


Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 20 2011

On April 13, 2011, the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Environment, made the Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.


Presumption in favour of sustainable development
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2011

The Government has published its proposals for an approach to sustainable development to be included in the National Planning Policy Framework.


Ontario blinks: what next for renewable energy development in Canada?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • June 20 2011

In a surprise move on Friday, February 11, 2011, Ontario’s Ministry of Environment announced a halt to development of all offshore wind projects on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes.