Which issues are important to examine with the environmental assessment process?

Bram Noble, an expert on how to better engage Canadians through the environmental assessment process, sorts out what should and should not be covered under environmental assessments in a new video for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

“A lot of the debate and controversy that we’re seeing...around climate change and other aspects are much bigger policies and questions than what have been dealt with in the environmental assessment process,” says Coates.

Noble explores:

  • What has been covered under EAs in the past
  • When EA kicks in during the approval process for natural resource projects

The video features Noble in conversation with MLI Munk Senior Fellow Ken Coates, a thought leader on Indigenous engagement in Canada.

Earlier this year Noble authored a paper for MLI on how to reform the environmental assessment process so it works better for Indigenous peoples, businesses and governments.

This is the third video in a series.

The first video explores where the environmental assessment process is going. The second dives into what environmental assessment actually is. The third looks at environmental assessment case studies.