The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Environmental rights are human rights

Today, “half of all Canadians live in places with unacceptable air pollution,” most because we’re not doing enough to protect “environmental rights,” which are human rights, argues David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: Environmental rights are human rights appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Song of the Watermelon: Three Solutions to Mark Canadian Environment Week

In honour of Canadian Environment Week — currently underway amidst accelerating tar sands development, hot on the heels of withdrawals from the Kyoto Protocol and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification — let us reflect upon what the federal government, if it were so inclined, could be doing differently. In other words, broadly speaking, how might ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: From Twitter Moots to Chemical Valleys, lawyers are talking environmental rights

Friday, December 14, 2012 On November 20th Team U of Alberta won the world’s second-ever Twitter Moot, arguing that we all have a right to a healthy atmosphere.  Meanwhile our friends at Ecojustice and David Suzuki Foundation are asking Canadians to demand environmental rights.  Why are more and more environmental lawyers talking environmental rights, and ...