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Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 – CANADA’S ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD

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Department
Environment
Course
ENV 319
Professor
David Boyd
Semester
Winter

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ENV 319 Book Notes Unnatural Law By: David Boyd CHAPTER 1 – CANADA’S ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD Canada’s Environmental Performance - UVic’s Eco-Research Chair in Environmental Law and Policy compared 25 key environmental indicators – found that Canada is the second to the worst out of 29 countries - Canada has the third largest ecological footprint (ecological footprint measures the area of land required to produce the resources and absorb the waste needed to sustain an individual at a particular standard of living o Each Canadian had an ecological footprint of 8.8 hectares OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - In 2000, criticized Canada for over-use of water - Said that on environmental issues, Canada has a tendency to talk rather than act Audits by Canada’s commissioner of the environment and sustainable development - In 1998, criticized the governments lack of action on climate change and protecting biological diversity - In 1999, emphasized the gap between the governments committments and its actions, especially in the area of pesticides and toxic chemicals - In 2000, criticized the government’s management of key issues (on climate change, toxic substances, and biodiversity) - In 2001, warned about the rise in greenhouse gas emissions, and failure to preserve and restore t
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