Charting Coastal Currents: Canada’s Pacific Communities Talk Climate, Culture, Oceans and the Future
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: Panos Grames
Environmental rights, Oceans and fresh water policy and regulation, Indigenous Peoples, water systems, community and culture, climate change, protecting coastal waters, right to a healthy environment
Charting Coastal Currents highlights the concerns and hopes of coastal British Columbians, gathered during a 2015 tour of a dozen communities in the traditional territories of 12 First Nations. The report features the words of coastal residents to make a compelling case for considering environmental rights as a foundation for human rights. It calls on all levels of government to enact policies that protect a healthy environment and offers recommendations concerning marine planning and climate change, implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations and re-instating legal environmental protections in Canadian laws.