Environmental Law 5/e


While continuing to provide a comprehensive introductory guide to environmental law in Canada, this fifth edition of Environmental Law incorporates discussion of recent developments in environmental litigation and regulation alongside reference to key statutory developments from the past half decade. In addition, important updates and revisions highlight significant developments in several central areas, notably federal and provincial climate change action following the 2015 Paris Agreement and issues associated with Aboriginal consultation, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and traditional environmental knowledge. Essential developments relating to human rights and the environment at both the national and international levels have been included alongside discussion of changes in environmental valuation and compensation, liability for spills and remediation, and polluter-pays jurisprudence. Recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting environmental assessment and involving NAFTA prior to the 2018 round of Canada-US-Mexico negotiations are also covered. Chapters on toxic substances, protected areas, endangered species, and economic incentives for environmental protection also reflect current legal activity and policy proposals.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts in Environmental Law
Chapter 2: The Constitutional Allocation of Environmental Responsibilities and Interjurisdictional Coordination
Chapter 3: Environmental Rights
Chapter 4: The International Context of Canadian Environmental Law
Chapter 5: Civil Liability for Environmental Harm
Chapter 6: Environmental Regulations and Approvals
Chapter 7: Administrative Compliance Mechanisms
Chapter 8: Offences, Prosecution, and Penalties
Chapter 9: Corporate Environmental Obligations and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
Chapter 10: Environmental Valuation and Compensation
Chapter 11: Remediation and Restoration of Contaminated Lands
Chapter 12: Environmental Assessment
Chapter 13: Toxic Substances
Chapter 14: Protected Areas and Endangered Species
Chapter 15: Environmental Law and the Citizen
Chapter 16: Consultation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Voluntary Measures
Chapter 17: Economic Instruments
Chapter 18: Climate Change: Canadian Legal and Policy Responses
Chapter 19: Environmental Reporting and Information Sources
Appendix: Websites
Table of Cases
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