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Sustainable Development and Canada : National and International Perspectives / John Patrick Kyba, Dr. O.P. Dwivedi, Peter Stoett, Rebecca Tiessen.

Author/Creator:
Kyba, John Patrick, author., Author,
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (352 p.)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Economic development -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.
Environmental policy -- Canada.
Sustainable development -- Canada.
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Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
"Canada is one of the most beautiful, varied, and inspiring natural environments on earth. Few countries contain such topographical differences as the West Coast, the mountain regions, the prairies, the Arctic, the cityscapes close to the American border, and the eastern forests. The Canadian territory is the second largest in the world, and it borders on three oceans--its fourth border is with the United States, the most powerful economy in the world. This provides Canadians unique access to a large market, but also raises many problems related not only to political and cultural influence, but to transborder pollution. This book investigates the complexities of Canadian environmental policy. The text is split into three sections: the political context in which decisions are made; issue areas in need of engagement; and perspectives on the achievement of sustainable development, which colour the Canadian conceptual landscape. The first section outlines the state of the Canadian environment, the actors and institutions involved in environmental policy formation (and a detailed history of Environment Canada), and the international context of modern decision-making. The second section is issue-specific, including chapters on environmental law, risk management and environmental impact assessment, international treaties and conventions involving Canada, and an overall assessment of Canadian policy. The final section deals with values and theories, from gender issues to environmental ethics. The book serves as a comprehensive introduction that makes explicit recognition of the transnational character of environmental policy formation in the era of globalization, and offers critical insights into the decision-making process.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
PREFACE
ONE. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
TWO. THE STATE OF CANADA'S ENVIRONMENT
THREE. THE CANADIAN SYSTEM AND THE ENVIRONMENT
FOUR. ACTORS: FROM PARTIES TO PROTESTORS
FIVE. THE TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXT
SIX. ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATION
SEVEN. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
EIGHT. INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS
NINE. CANADA'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
TEN. GENDER, RESOURCES, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ELEVEN. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMEN.T, HUMAN SECURITY, AND CIVIL SOCIETY
TWELVE. ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES AND ETHICS
THIRTEEN. CONCLUSION: TOWARD SUSTAINABLE INDIVIDUAL AND GOVERNMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
REFERENCES
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
Dwivedi, Dr. O.P., author., Author,
Stoett, Peter, author., Author,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442602984
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442602984 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.