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A process for evaluation of climate policy platforms and greenhouse gas reduction targets

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(Thesis) M.R.M.
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Author: Starke, Emma
Global efforts have failed to address climate change and reduce emissions. In democratic countries, a key reason for continued rise in emissions is the inability for citizens and politicians to estimate the likely effects of proposed climate policy platforms. Through this research I present a climate platform evaluation framework to identify policies that could impact future emissions and economic growth for simulation in an EEE model. I use the gTech CGE model to simulate the climate platforms and promises of two competing political parties in Canada prior to the Fall 2021 election; the NDP and Green Party. Using results from prior analyses of the Liberal and Conservative parties, I compare national emissions and economic impacts in 2030 for all four major parties. The demonstrated process provides a tool that can help voters in all democracies identify viable climate platforms and targets.
79 pages.
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Thesis advisor: Jaccard, Mark
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