Adaptive capacity, climate change & development equity : a critical analysis of Canada's approach to international climate cooperation

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Malley, Anthony, 1947-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Vogel, Brennan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-13T19:32:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-13T19:32:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other QC903.2 C2 B84 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25177
dc.description 298 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 239-256).
dc.description.abstract Canada has responsibilities to mitigate climate-changing greenhouse gases that will disproportionately affect the developing world. This research comprehensively considers differential adaptive capacity to climate change and adaptation as a Canadian development equity issue, generally finding that much more could be done to support action on climate change through Canadian government development cooperation and international diplomacy efforts. It is absolutely imperative that Canadian development cooperation: 1. Work to decrease vulnerability to climate change impacts and enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience of vulnerable populations in the developing world to the inevitable impacts of global climate change, while, 2. Supporting the need for alternative development trajectories, in the form of 'green' growth and sustainable prosperity in rapidly industrializing nations. Moral, international and inter-generational development equity dimensions of the climate change issue must inspire Canadian leaders and policy-makers to rise to the occasion of a new era of integrated, adaptive development cooperation.
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QC903.2.C2
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental policy -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Greenhouse gas mitigation -- International cooperation
dc.title Adaptive capacity, climate change & development equity : a critical analysis of Canada's approach to international climate cooperation en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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