Photo credit. Fortis BC; 2017 natural gas Coastal Transmission System Upgrade Project, construction in the Vancouver area.

Building a better understanding of impact assessment and energy development

Researchers at CEAR have been helping to build a better understanding on the state of research and knowledge about energy transportation, and the development of new energy sectors in BC and the north.  Our work includes analyses of published literature to understand the state of knowledge; charting trends in system performance and safety; and examining […]

Supporting community information needs in environmental assessment in Nunavut

Supporting community information needs in environmental assessment in Nunavut

ᐃᓄᑦᑎᑐ In the Canadian Arctic many challenges to EA effectiveness and efficiency are not unsurprisingly related to marine issues. Community capacities, the complex nature of information needs, workloads for community organizations, the complexity of project impacts, and an understanding of baseline conditions remain key issues in supporting effective community engagement in EA processes. This is […]

Fieldwork in the Arctic

Fieldwork in the Arctic

Supporting community information needs in environmental assessment in Nunavut.

Connecting cumulative effects assessment to decision-making

Cumulative effects assessment (CEA) is all about taking a holistic, historical, and predictive view of human impacts on the environment and natural resources. This involves sifting and analyzing large volumes of disparate data, and providing multi-disciplinary knowledge to support decision-making. Managing cumulative effects is one of the most persistent issues in Canadian natural resources management. […]

Supporting and Advancing Indigenous Led Impact Assessment

Canada’s federal government has proposed the new Impact Assessment Act, which contains provisions for Indigenous led IA. The new federal act will be proclaimed in 2019. BC is also changing its environmental assessment law. Consultation is nearing completion and a draft set of proposals for new legislation has just been provided. BC’s new act will […]

Supporting and advancing Indigenous led impact assessment

Supporting and advancing Indigenous led impact assessment

Canada’s federal government has proposed the new Impact Assessment Act, which contains provisions for Indigenous led IA. Our research cluster can help support this.

Connecting cumulative effects assessment to decision-making

Connecting cumulative effects assessment to decision-making

Funded by SSHRC and involves researchers from CEAR, UBC Faculty of Forestry, and the University of Saskatchewan.

Building a better understanding of impact assessment and energy development

Building a better understanding of impact assessment and energy development

Researchers at CEAR have been helping to build a better understanding on the state of research and knowledge about energy transportation, and the development of new energy sectors in BC and the north. Photo: Fortis BC; 2017 natural gas Coastal Transmission System Upgrade Project, construction in the Vancouver area.