What is environmental assessment?

The phrase gets tossed around a lot these days, particularly over major natural resource projects.

Bram Noble, an expert on how to better engage Canadians through the environmental assessment process, answers that question in a new video for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

The video is the second part in a series aimed at providing Canadians with thought leadership on the future of engaging with Canadians on the major natural resource projects integral to the country’s future.

Noble explores:

  • When the environmental assessment process happens
  • Who is involved
  • How governments, businesses and communities work together on EAs

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.

To watch the first video, which features Coates discussing the future of environmental assessment with Noble, click here.

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