Left to right: A pumpjack in the prairie during sunset; dual transmission lines in a field; a large solar panel in a grassy field; a hydroelectric dam in the shadow of a mountain

Canadian Institute of Resources Law

Canada's leading centre of expertise on energy and environmental law and policy.

Overview

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL) is a leading national centre of expertise on energy and environmental policy and law issues relating to Alberta's energy and natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has developed an international reputation for excellence in resources, energy and environmental law, and pursues a three-fold mandate to undertake research, education and publication activities on energy and the environment. 


Environment in the Courtroom Symposiums

Symposiums

Papers and videos from the annual Environment in the Courtroom symposium.

Resources: A publication by the Canadian Institute of Resources Law

Resources: A CIRL Publication

"Resources" provides commentary on matters of current concern in natural resources law and policy.

Other publications by CIRL

Publications

Explore our variety of publications on natural resources and environmental law.

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Meet our team

Meet our researchers and affiliated faculty.

Meet the team

Upcoming events


In the News

Publication News | Not Fit for Purpose: Oil Sands Mines and Alberta’s Mine Financial Security Program

Professor Martin Olszynski has co-authored the paper for The School of Public Policy

Publication News | A Made-in-Alberta Failure: Unfunded Oil and Gas Closure Liability

Professors and alumnus co-authored paper for The School of Public Policy

Publication News | Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act: A bridge over the implementation gap?

Published in the University of New Brunswick Law Journal, Vol. 73 (2023)