Reports & Publications


Incorporating Social Effects in Cumulative Affects Assessment

Results of a collaborative UBC- Tŝilhqot’in research project

Incorporating social impacts into CEA – UBC-TNG Project Report


Indigenous-Led Impact Assessment: Information and Case Studies

This series from CEAR provides case examples of how Indigenous governing bodies and communities have developed and applied different approaches to Indigenous led impact assessment.

Indigenous-Led Impact Assessment: An Introduction

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Assessment

Stk’emlu’psemc te Secwepemc Nation Assessment Process

Squamish Nation Process

Ktuxnaxa Nation Rights and Interests Assewssment

Mikisew Cree First Nation Culture and Rights Assessment


Cumulative Effects Assessment in the Alberta Foothills Region

Building on existing best-practices in cumulative effects assessment, Phase 1 of this project builds a new regional screening tool to better understand changes to landscape values over time in the Alberta Foothills region.

Read the Phase 1 Report

Read the Phase 2 report

Read the Alberta Foothills Cumulative Effects Screening Tool Guide

To use the tool, please follow this link:


Benefit Agreements, a Wayfinding Guide

The Wayfinding Guide was commissioned by the First Nations LNG Alliance to provide information for communities and members on the state of knowledge and research about benefit agreements.

Benefit Agreements, a Wayfinding Guide


A scan of the long-distance oil pipeline research literature: A focus on Canada

PII CEAR Pipeline Literature Scan


Unlocking the promise of ‘integrated’ regional and strategic environmental assessments

CEAR Report SC-20-1

Gender Analysis and Impact Assessment

CEAR Project Report CR-19-2


The state of local adaptation planning in the face of climate change

Communities across Canada are dealing with increased droughts, floods and wildfires. Over the past year, researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Waterloo worked with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to conduct a survey studying municipal adaptation planning across Canada. Building on results from a similar survey in 2012, it was found that over the past 10 years, above-average rain and snowfall, and more severe storms are the most frequent weather events reported by local governments, and that responding to these effects of climate change requires involvement from all levels of government, industry and the public.

Local Adaptation in Canada – Full Report
Local Adaptation in Canada – Synthesis Report


Best Practices in Environmental Assessment: Case Studies and Application to Mining

Report for the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute
CEAR Project Report CR-17-1/ CIRDI Report 2017-003


What is Known About the Impacts of Alternative Energy Development?

Gap Analysis of Impact and Assessment Research for Alternative Energy Development
CEAR Project Report SC-16-1 (September 12, 2016b)