The Lower Churchill Panel Review: Sustainability Assessment Under Legislative Constraints

Book Chapter in Gibson ed., Sustainability Assessments (Earthscan, 2017), at 110 – 126.

18 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2014 Last revised: 17 Apr 2020

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute; World Maritime University (WMU)

Date Written: August 14, 2014

Abstract

This paper reviews the experience of applying a sustainability framework in the assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada. In it's 2011 report, the Joint Review Panel proposed a decision-making framework for determining whether and how the project would make a net contribution to sustainability. In its framework, the panel considered the distribution of environmental, social, and economic impacts, benefits, risks and uncertainties.

Keywords: Environmental Assessment, Sustainability

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard, The Lower Churchill Panel Review: Sustainability Assessment Under Legislative Constraints (August 14, 2014). Book Chapter in Gibson ed., Sustainability Assessments (Earthscan, 2017), at 110 – 126., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2480368 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2480368

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