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dc.contributor.advisorOsborne, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorGill-Maher, Kira
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-12T16:39:22Z
dc.date.available2021-05-12T16:39:22Z
dc.date.issued2021-04
dc.identifier.citationGill-Maher, K. (2021). Best practices in a changing climate: Investigating the role of local government planners in climate change mitigation (Unpublished master's thesis). Vancouver Island University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.25316/IR-16221
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/24394
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-16221
dc.description.abstractIn 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified that the global target for climate change mitigation must be a limit of 1.5 ºC warming – a target that requires rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a coordinated response from all levels of government. This research seeks to explore the roles of local government planners in this urgent transition, and what tools they can harness to reduce emissions in their communities. This research examines the experiences of local government planners and climate action staff across the province of British Columbia (BC), and reviews recently adopted Climate Action Plans from local government jurisdictions of varying sizes and regions in BC. While findings suggest that greater Provincial government action and support is needed to meet the IPCC’s target, the research also finds that planners play important role within their local governments’ climate change mitigation efforts, including collaboration, advocacy, engagement, policymaking, and policy implementation.en_US
dc.format.extent124 pg.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElectronic version published by Vancouver Island Universityen_US
dc.subject.lcshMunicipal government--British Columbiaen
dc.subject.lcshGreenhouse gas mitigation--British Columbiaen
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental protection--Planningen
dc.subject.lcshPlanners--British Columbiaen
dc.titleBest practices in a changing climate: Investigating the role of local government planners in climate change mitigationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.ThesisDegree.nameMaster of Community Planningen
dc.ThesisDegree.levelMaster'sen
dc.ThesisDegree.disciplineCommunity planningen
dc.ThesisDegree.grantorVancouver Island Universityen
dc.description.noteThesis/major project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Community Planning in the Department of Community Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vancouver Island University.en
dc.description.fulltexthttps://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/24394/Gill-MaherThesis.pdf?sequence=3en
dc.identifier.doi10.25316/IR-16221


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