Emissions Policy in Canada: Past Failures and Future Promises

dc.contributor.authorHuff, Mathew
dc.contributor.supervisorLawson, James Charles Barkley
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T22:47:30Z
dc.date.available2014-10-16T22:47:30Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014-10-16
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractClimate change represents a challenging problem in public policy. This project examines various policy solutions to rising emissions, and suggests one that might be best suited to Canada, a highly-integrated, highly-developed economy which relies on natural resources, including fossil fuels, for its balance of payments, governmental revenues, and a small portion of its GDP. It adopts a public policy framework from Simpson, Rivers and Jaccard (2008) to analyze policy solutions using the following criteria: political acceptability, economic efficiency, administrative feasibility and effectiveness at reducing emissions. Additionally, it offers substantial discussion relating to the potential constraints and opportunities to climate change policy presented by NAFTA, compliance with which is key to the viability of any emissions regime. It advocates an upstream cap-and-trade system, integrated with the NAFTA area and regulated by an empowered Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), as well as complementary policies to lower emissions in inelastic sectors.en_US
dc.description.proquestemailmat.huff@gmail.comen_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/5707
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectclimatic changesen_US
dc.subjectcap-and-trade systemen_US
dc.subjectNAFTAen_US
dc.titleEmissions Policy in Canada: Past Failures and Future Promisesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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