Canada's National Energy Policy: A Threat to the Right to Health of the Inuit People? - Redesigning Canada's National Energy Policy

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Canada's National Energy Policy: A Threat to the Right to Health of the Inuit People? - Redesigning Canada's National Energy Policy
Author Trainor, Shaun
Date 2019
English abstract
Every individual, regardless of ethnicity, religion, income, etc., has the right to health. The right to health is a fundamental human right that can be further strengthened through the lens of Martha Nussbaum's central capabilities. This thesis explores how Canada's current national energy policy is focused on fossil fuel extraction and combustion, which is a leading cause in the rise in the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and changing the climate. Based on the evidence this thesis explores how, through its role in the climate crisis, the government of Canada is hindering the full enjoyment of the right to health by the Inuit, and how there is a need for a redesign in the national energy policy. A focus on climate justice is raised as the best possible focus for this redesign, in the energy policy, in order to respect the right to health of the Inuit.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Climate Change
Health
Climate Justice
Energy Policy
Canada
Capabilities Approach
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28856 Permalink to this page
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