Canadian environmental policy and politics

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canadian environmental policy and politics

Canadian Environmental Policy and Politics: The Challenges of Austerity and Ambivalence by Debora L. VanNijnatten

How has the federal governments focus on fiscal austerity and natural resource development in recent years affected environmental policies across the country? How has political ambivalence toward environmental issues opened the door for the weakening of environmental protection laws? What steps might political actors take to create a broader, more far-sighted environmental policy framework in the future? These are just some of the pivotal questions that frame the debate in this collection of groundbreaking articles written by some of the most respected experts in the field.
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Deconstruct the ethics, methods and mechanisms that govern our shared environment. Get behind the scenes, or get involved. What makes our environment and modern problems so wicked? They are beyond the capacity of any one sector or discipline to research, understand and resolve. Their solutions must emerge from diverse social actors that are convened in forums deliberately designed to cross sectors and organizations, bridge stovepipes and silos. In a recent survey by the Environics Institute, 55 per cent of Canadians cited public accountability as extremely important in how governance decisions are made; other priorities included working constructively among levels of government and consulting with citizens to develop policy. Without a good working relationship and trust between the political and the staff levels, the civil service has correspondingly become very risk-averse.

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Format: Paperback pp. An essential collection of original articles focused on governments in Canada and their environmental policy-making activities, this text describes and analyzes policy goals, policy instrument choices, and outcomes. Readership : Second- and third-year environmental policy and politics courses in universities. Reviews "The book is clearly written and organized, the chapters are a good length, and the level is appropriate for undergraduates.

Canada Report Join us on Facebook Share this page. Its score in this area has improved by 1. The country ratified the Paris climate agreement in , setting strong national emissions-reduction targets. Renewable-energy policy is largely a provincial policy area, with some making significant strides. Other environmental policies have also been strengthened, including bills to ban large oil tankers from northern British Columbia ports, and another to create a network of protected marine areas. However, the government has also approved the construction of major oil pipelines. Internationally, the government is committing funds to help developing countries address climate change, and contributing to green-technology development.

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