Online Workshop – Climate Change Considerations in the New Federal Impact Assessment Regime – Jun 27, 2020

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is presenting an online workshop on June 27, 2020:

Climate Change Considerations in the New Federal Impact Assessment Regime

Canada’s new federal impact assessment legislation came into force in August 2019. It includes explicit requirements to take into account climate change considerations during assessment and decision-making phases. What does this mean? Details are still emerging, primarily in the form of draft guidance set to be finalized in the very near future. This Saturday morning at the law school session presents the new legislative context and comments on the details of climate change considerations available to date, including implications for review and approval of major resource projects. The presentation will also relate this material to the broader context of implementing Canada’s international climate change commitments and related domestic law and policy measures. The session will end with a Q & A period for registered participants.

To register for this online workshop, please click on the link below. Instructions on how to access the virtual event will be available on Eventbrite following registration and emailed to registrants a few days prior to the event.


David Wright will be the presenter
David Wright is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. David’s teaching and research are focused chiefly on natural resources law, environmental law, energy law, Indigenous law, Aboriginal law, negotiations, rule of law, and sustainable development. Prior to joining the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law, David held positions with Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, the Gwich’in Tribal Council, the United Nations Development Programme, the Government of Nunavut, the law firm of Stewart McKelvey, and the Marine and Environmental Law Institute at Dalhousie University.

If you register and are unable to attend, the presentation slides along with a recording of the presentation will be posted online after the workshop ( Any questions on the topic may be sent to [email protected]