44-4: Climate Change - LawNow Magazine

44-4: Climate Change

Volume 44-4  Mar/Apr 2020

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Climate change is one of today’s hottest topics. This issue looks at different aspects of the topic – from mitigation and adaptation, to legislation and legal challenges. We also report on how children’s stories teach about the law.


Feature Articles: Climate Change

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Brenda Heelan Powell and Rebecca Kauffman
Mitigation and adaptation efforts will be crucial in building capacity to cope with the impacts from climate change.

Canada’s Carbon Tax Laws: Where are we now?
Jessica Steingard
Appeal courts in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta have provided opinions on whether Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is constitutional.

Searching for Hopeful Signs in a Dark Wood, Rapidly Shrinking: Laws to address the climate emergency
Rob Normey
Examples from the U.S., Brazil, the Netherlands, Denmark and New Zealand showcase different responses to climate change.

Do Natural Objects Have Legal Rights?
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Countries have enacted laws and courts have granted legal rights to natural objects.

Kids facing effects of climate change are taking their governments to court
Margot Young
Frustrated by government failure to respond adequately to climate change, citizens are taking to the courts.

Special Report: Children’s Stories and the Law

Do Books Relieve Children’s Pain During Divorce?
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Bibliotherapy – the use of literature to deal with personal problems – can assist children in understanding divorce.

Criminal Acts in Children’s Stories
Charles Davison
If we consider some of the most popular traditional children’s stories and fairy tales in the context of modern Canadian criminal law, serious concerns can arise.

Bear With Me: Law for little ones
Teresa Mitchell
One of the best ways to teach children about justice and laws is with stories.


Jessica Steingard

New at CPLEA
Lesley Conley


Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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