Ecojustice Canada Society

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Mission Statement

As Canada’s largest national environmental law charity, we maximize our impact by setting lasting precedents, enabling policy shifts, and targeting chronic gaps in legislation. Ecojustice focuses on cases of national importance, proactively researching and analyzing key environmental and legal issues to identify litigation that tackles the most significant environmental threats. Ecojustice envisions a thriving environment, stable climate, and healthy communities protected by effective, well-enforced laws throughout Canada.

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Our innovative legal cases take aim at the root causes of environmental harm. From coast to coast to coast, we use our legal expertise to protect wilderness and wildlife, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to defend Canadians’ right to clean air, safe water, and a healthy planet. We strategically take on precedent-setting cases that have the potential to force policy shifts and strengthen Canada’s environmental laws.

Program Details

Ecojustice focuses its cases on three strategic priority areas: Healthy communities, Nature, and Climate Change. Ecojustice understands climate change as one of the most pressing issues of our time. The Climate Change Team takes on dirty energy projects that threaten ecosystems, put people at risk, and increase Canada’s already too high emissions. We go to court to hold polluters and our government accountable for their actions.
In recent years, Ecojustice has also enhanced our efforts to strengthen Canada’s environmental laws, including taking a proactive approach to climate accountability and advocating for a safe, livable future for all. Program teams employ an approach that integrates our law reform efforts with our strategic litigation to ensure that strong law and policy is developed that increases protection for the environment, and the law is upheld through the courts.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
Secondary Issue
Pollution
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