On September 24th, 2018, the Centre for Ecological Law and Global Sustainability welcomed Maître Yann Aguila as its Environmental Law Speaker Series’ guest. Maître Aguila is a member of Conseil d’État français, and of the Group of experts involved in the Global Pact for the Environment creation. He presented the idea of the Pact to the audience.
Three huge pipeline proposals imperiled climate action and threatened nature, said their critics. Largely as a result of court battles, two are now dead and one faces a major setback. This talk gave the opportunity to hear about the legal and political impacts of the Trans Mountain, Energy East, and Northern Gateway decisions from the litigators who argued the cases.
Professor Jocelyn Stacey's book argues for a reframing of environmental law. The book elaborates what the rule of law requires of decision-makers in light of our ever-present vulnerability to catastrophic environmental harm. In this talk, Professor Stacey made the case that environmental issues constitute an emergency. She argued that this emergency perspective offers important insights on the rule-of-law failures that led to the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
The Environmental Law Students' Association, the "Association du droit de l'environnement et du droit autochtone de l'Université d'Ottawa", the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability, the Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic, and the Brian Dickson Law Library are excited to organise the uOttawa Faculty of Law's first Environmental Law Research-o-thon on 14 March 2018!
The Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability co-hosted the first symposium on environmental rights in Canada with the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, and the the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre.
On November 15, 11:30 am–1:00 pm Aimée Craft, assistant professor at the Faculty of Law, and Laurie Chan, Canada Research Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health, will give a talk entitled, "Honouring the Water Walkers: Indigenous Peoples and Access to and Protection of Water".
In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, and leading up to National Wildlife Week (April 9 to15), the City invites residents to learn more about Canada’s iconic wildlife. This event includes displays by local organizations and a presentation by renowned naturalist Michael Runtz. Come celebrate our wild neighbours!