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dc.contributor.advisorKool, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorLing, Chris
dc.contributor.advisorNoble, Michael-Anne
dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Julie Esther
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-13T23:35:06Z
dc.date.available2013-02-13T23:35:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-13
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/569
dc.description.abstractOne of the challenges faced by the United Nations in addressing global environmental issues is to find politically agreeable strategies that promote action at the national level. One approach is to designate observances, such as the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). While the UN has used these international designations for several years, the results achieved from them are rarely examined, particularly at the national level. This research asked: How has the International Year of Biodiversity been used to initiate actions that protect biodiversity in Canada? It developed a case study, based on data collected from a documentation review, semi-structured interviews, and collaborative dialogues designed to further explore preliminary findings. Data were analysed qualitatively. Results converged around six findings, primarily around the Year's use as a communications tool. Ten recommendations aim to guide future uses of international designations in Canada as a tool to address global environmental issues.en_US
dc.subjectBiodiversityen_US
dc.subjectCase studyen_US
dc.subjectCommunicationsen_US
dc.subjectPublic policyen_US
dc.subjectUnited Nationsen_US
dc.subjectUN observancesen_US
dc.titleHow did the international year of biodiversity promote action at the national level?en_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Environment and Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US


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