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1. Maquiso, Melchizedek R 1979-. THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL REGIMES.

Degree: 2018, University of Saskatchewan

Regimes are institutions which provide a venue of cooperation for states to address issue-specific concerns. Intergovernmental organizations (IGOS) are more tangible entities designed to facilitate the implementation of a regime’s objectives. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for example, is an IGO tasked to coordinate states in finding solutions related to the specific issue of climate change mitigation. As a global environmental issue, climate change is strongly associated with greenhouse gases (GHG) emanating from fossil fuel extraction/refining, transportation sector, electricity and other energy-intensive industries. The UNFCCC is mandated to find ways to mitigate the impact of this impending global threat through the cooperation of member-states in curbing their own respective GHG emissions. However, energy security is imperative in a country’s economic growth and fossil fuels have historically played a role in any state’s industrialization. The Philippines for example, acknowledges their importance as it undergoes its own economic development. It thereby faces a dilemma on how to maintain its economic trajectory while committing to reduce its GHG emissions when it ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement, a treaty conceived during the UNFCCC’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). Using the country’s energy security policy as a case study, this thesis will explore to what extent has climate change mitigation regimes such as the UNFCCC, have either constrained or encouraged Philippine policymakers in the design and diffusion of the country’s energy security policy. Alongside the country’s direct compliance to ratify the Paris Agreement, this thesis will also look into the possible role of informal governance (IG) (i.e. unwritten rules, shared expectations and norms) within the UNFCCC’s Paris Talks as a practical option to heed to the dictates of climate change mitigation regimes. This framework structure present in the Paris Talks (i.e. non-binding, lack of penalties for failing to comply), enables the Philippines to utilize IG elements which ensures it of: 1) Flexibility in its energy security policy; 2) Lower Transaction Costs to commit to the treaty; and 3) Lower Sovereignty Costs attributed to the nonbinding nature of the treaty. Advisors/Committee Members: Beland, Daniel, Dupeyron, Bruno, Rayner, Jeremy, Deonandan,, Kalowatie.

Subjects/Keywords: Philippines; Energy; energy security; climate change; informal governance; international regime; FIGOS; IIGOS; international relations; environment; climate change; fossil fuel

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APA (6th Edition):

Maquiso, M. R. 1. (2018). THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL REGIMES. (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/8447

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Maquiso, Melchizedek R 1979-. “THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL REGIMES.” 2018. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed December 08, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/8447.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Maquiso, Melchizedek R 1979-. “THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL REGIMES.” 2018. Web. 08 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Maquiso MR1. THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL REGIMES. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2018. [cited 2019 Dec 08]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/8447.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Maquiso MR1. THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL REGIMES. [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/8447

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Saskatchewan

2. Sharpe, Cody. STRUGGLES OVER URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN SASKATOON & EDMONTON: THE USE OF POLICY NARRATIVES BY ADVOCACY COALITIONS.

Degree: 2018, University of Saskatchewan

The Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) is one of the most well-established and widely-applied theories of the policy process. However, it is rarely applied to policy making at the municipal level. Here, a first step towards filling this research gap is made by applying the ACF to two Canadian cities, Saskatoon and Edmonton, and by looking for the role of stories in cementing sustainability coalitions together. Examining municipal sustainability coalitions provides an opportunity to address a second gap in the literature. The positive role this order of government can play in improving environmental sustainability is increasingly recognized, but the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of sustainability are as contested as ever. By codifying two poles on the spectrum of sustainability definitions and looking for these polar opposites in the beliefs and actions of policy makers, this study uncovers significant difference between academic and practitioner understandings of sustainability. The study finds evidence for the existence of nascent rather than mature coalitions in both cities. Nascent coalitions are groups whose members share common beliefs about sustainability, but only engage in soft coordination in pursuit of their policy objectives. In addition, the range of actors consistently involved in policy making is notably limited and the absence of mature coalitions in each city may be attributed both to the lack of umbrella organizations working to develop shared problem frames and to an aversion among municipal actors for conflict over policy options. In the absence of strong coordination by coalitions, stories play a critical role in municipal policy debates, specifically by identifying the victims, villains, and heroes of various policy options, thus biasing action or inaction as the ‘correct’ policy choice. Finally, we find that firm academic definitions of sustainability are not reflected in how policy actors in either city understand sustainability. Instead, individual policy makers express beliefs from each pole on the spectrum, possibly because of the necessity of pragmatism in municipal policy making. Advisors/Committee Members: Rayner, Jeremy, Coates, Ken, Hawkins, Bob, Schwartz, Elizabeth, Garcea, Joe.

Subjects/Keywords: municipal; public policy; sustainability; ACF; narrative; story; public transit; solid waste; Saskatoon; Edmonton

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APA (6th Edition):

Sharpe, C. (2018). STRUGGLES OVER URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN SASKATOON & EDMONTON: THE USE OF POLICY NARRATIVES BY ADVOCACY COALITIONS. (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/9066

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sharpe, Cody. “STRUGGLES OVER URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN SASKATOON & EDMONTON: THE USE OF POLICY NARRATIVES BY ADVOCACY COALITIONS.” 2018. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed December 08, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/9066.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sharpe, Cody. “STRUGGLES OVER URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN SASKATOON & EDMONTON: THE USE OF POLICY NARRATIVES BY ADVOCACY COALITIONS.” 2018. Web. 08 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Sharpe C. STRUGGLES OVER URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN SASKATOON & EDMONTON: THE USE OF POLICY NARRATIVES BY ADVOCACY COALITIONS. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2018. [cited 2019 Dec 08]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/9066.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sharpe C. STRUGGLES OVER URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN SASKATOON & EDMONTON: THE USE OF POLICY NARRATIVES BY ADVOCACY COALITIONS. [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/9066

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Andrews-Key, Sheri Anne 1973-. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan.

Degree: 2018, University of Saskatchewan

As the climate continues to change, forest ecosystems are experiencing stresses that have not been seen in the past. These changes are impacting many facets of the boreal forests around the world. In Canada, the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) has recommended that it is essential to consider both climate change and future climatic variability in all aspects of sustainable forest management (SFM). Forest policy and management practices need to evolve in the face of a changing climate in order to be sustainable. In Saskatchewan, Canada, the Ministry of Environment has recognized that climate change adaptation in forest policy and management practices is required. In December 2014, stakeholders from the Saskatchewan forest industry and government came together to explore potential future climate scenarios, impacts on operations and management, and how to address adaptation for SFM in the future. Using this workshop as a starting point, this thesis examines, in more detail, some of these concerns and the gaps between policy and forest management in relation to climate change. One of the main goals of this research includes the application of the CCFM approach in a case study at the Forest Management Area (FMA) scale, to identify, develop, and mainstream tools for adaptation. Through the course of this research, the results have demonstrated that the CCFM approach can be successfully applied at the FMA level and have aided Mistik Management Ltd. (Mistik) in identifying vulnerabilities in their SFM with respect to climate change. Mistik has also developed and begun mainstreaming adaptation options to address climate change into both strategic and operational aspects of their SFM. The results from the Mistik case study are also being used by the provincial government to aid in guiding future policy adaptation and development. This will put policy makers and forest managers in a better position to assess and manage SFM vulnerabilities and mainstream adaptation options into planning and management of Saskatchewan’s forests. The Saskatchewan provincial government and Mistik Management Ltd. (a forestry company in Saskatchewan, Canada) partnered to undertake a vulnerability assessment in order to analyze climate change and sustainable forest management. Mistik is currently developing a 20-year forest management plan and this vulnerability assessment will be incorporated into their plan. The vulnerability assessment of their management area was completed using a practitioner’s guidebook developed through the CCFM. Through this assessment, climate change impacts were identified, and Mistik’s adaptive capacity was analyzed. Based on the vulnerability assessment and the analysis of their adaptive capacity, Mistik has now begun mainstreaming the results into their forest management plan and their SFM system. Saskatchewan Environment Forest Service Branch is also using the results of the Mistik vulnerability assessment to help guide forest policy direction to increase responsiveness and flexibility and promote adaptation… Advisors/Committee Members: Laroque, Colin, Johnston, Mark, Rayner, Jeremy, VanRees, Ken, McIntosh, Rory.

Subjects/Keywords: Forestry; adaptation; climate change

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APA (6th Edition):

Andrews-Key, S. A. 1. (2018). Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan. (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/11671

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Andrews-Key, Sheri Anne 1973-. “Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan.” 2018. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed December 08, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/11671.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Andrews-Key, Sheri Anne 1973-. “Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan.” 2018. Web. 08 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Andrews-Key SA1. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2018. [cited 2019 Dec 08]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/11671.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Andrews-Key SA1. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan. [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/11671

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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