Climate change's social justice ramifications for NL and related policy implications

Curtis, (John) Conor (2020) Climate change's social justice ramifications for NL and related policy implications. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Climate change has far-reaching impacts worldwide, and an increasing amount of literature cites the disproportionate burden climate change has on disenfranchised populations and those who have the least means to adapt. Climate change also has ramifications at multiple scales, local through provincial, for Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada. However, while there have been multiple studies of these climate change impacts in NL, there remain gaps in knowledge on how these impacts might affect different groups and communities in different ways, as well as the role provincial policy has and might play in this impact distribution. This thesis assesses potential social justice impacts of climate change for NL. It then examines existing climate change adaption policy in NL, namely the 2011 Climate Change Action Plan and 2019 The Way Forward on Climate Change in NL, and the capacities that these policies have to aid in mitigation of and/or adaptation to social justice implications of climate change. Policy measures that may assist the mitigation of and/or adaption to these implications, including interactions between policy at local and provincial scales, are also discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14542
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-155).
Keywords: Climate change, Newfoundland and Labrador, Adaptation, Policy, Social Justice
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Science and the Environment > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: May 2020
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Climatic changes--Government policy--Newfoundland and Labrador; Social justice--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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