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Canada's Industrial Concessions 2016 (Multiple Datasets)

(2017-02-21) GFWC has recently completed updating our industrial concessions datasets, current to the end of 2016. Industrial concessions are agreements between companies and governments that allow for the exploration and/or exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources and as such are an important indicator of the present geographic extent of industrial interest and potential resource development on the Canadian landscape. Our current datasets include: forestry concessions, mineral concessions, and petroleum/natural gas concessions. Note: GFWC is in the process of preparing an open data assessment on these latest geospatial datasets that will be sent out for review and published when finalized.

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Industrial Concessions Cover Over One Quarter of Canada

(2014-02-27) “Concessions show the locations where companies consider resources to have an economic value. Now we have a national portrait of where these interests are across Canada,” said Ryan Cheng, lead author of the bulletin. “Granting industrial concessions can result in conflicting land uses when there are different visions for a landscape.”

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Canada's Industrial Concessions: A Spatial Analysis

(2014-02-27) Global Forest Watch Canada's new look at industrial concessions across Canada, including national datasets, maps and analyses on their distribution and extent. This bulletin looks at the coverage of industrial concessions across multiple jurisdictions, and compares their extent with protected areas and the area of anthropogenic disturbance.

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Canada's Industrial Concessions 2013 (Multiple Datasets)

(2014-02-27) Industrial concessions are agreements between companies and governments that allow for the exploration and/or exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. They are an important indicator of the present geographic extent of industrial interest and potential resource development on the Canadian landscape.

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Atlas of land cover, industrial land uses and industrial-caused land change in the Peace Region of British Columbia

(2012-12-13) Oil and gas development, logging, mines, large dams and other industrial infrastructure are having an alarming impact on natural areas and wildlife habitat in the booming Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia; a new science study released today shows. Global Forest Watch Canada's new report also maps industrial changes over the last 38 years from satellite imagery.

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Environmental Impacts of Hydropower in Canada Underreported

(2012-01-18) Global Forest Watch Canada publishes a new instalment in a series on the environmental impacts of Canada’s major energy sectors and calls for a Canada energy strategy that includes good environmental information

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Hydropower Developments in Canada

(2012-01-18) These 2 reports focus on the distribution and environmental impacts of hydropower developments, especially their greenhouse gas emission impacts.

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A Forest of Blue: Canada's Boreal Forest, the World's Waterkeeper

(2011-03-18) A first of its kind report published by the Pew Environment Group and co-authored by GFWC's Peter Lee and Ryan Cheng reveals that Canada's boreal, the world's largest intact forest and on-land carbon storehouse, contains more unfrozen freshwater than any other ecosystem. As United Nations' International Year of Forests and World Water Day coincide, world leaders are grappling with water scarcity and pollution - and scientists are calling boreal protection a top global priority.

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Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada: Dataset Bulletin

(2010-12-17) This bulletin describes the dataset of large dams and reservoirs of Canada, which is part of a larger project within the umbrella of a multi-year GFWC project titled Energy Developments, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Forest Conservation in Canada. Reservoirs and their associated dams were created based on the dams listed in the Atlas of Canada, 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data, Hydrology – Dams spatial dataset. Information on hydropower facilities were also made available for those reservoirs contributing to hydropower generation. The dataset is also relevant to the "Hydropower Developments in Canada" reports published in January 2012.

 

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Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada

(2010-12-17) The Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada dataset was created to obtain accurate spatial boundaries of major reservoirs in Canada and their associated dams. 

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