• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Policy Studies, Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Luke Kemp
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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International Climate Change Policy and Economics (EMDV8080)
Climate change is a global problem, the nature of which has never been seen before. How and whether a world of sovereign states can cooperate to the degree required to reduce the risks of climate change to manageable levels are questions of great global importance, but not ones where there is political or expert consensus around a particular way forward. Some approaches have been trialed. Many others have been proposed. All are debated.
This course will introduce students to international climate change policy, politics and economics. It will study the global growth of emissions, various approaches to estimating the damage of climate change and the costs and benefits of mitigation, the international framework for co-operation on climate change as it evolves, and the economics and international politics of global public good provision. On this basis, the course will go on to analyze existing approaches and the main proposed international policy and institutional options for mitigating and adapting to climate change. This will include an in-depth exploration of the upcoming 2015 Paris climate agreement and current negotiating and pledging processes. 
The lecturer for this course is Luke Kemp, a finishing PhD at the ANU who has attended climate and sustainable development negotiations since 2009 and advised both the Mexican and Papua New Guinean delegations within the climate negotiations. He will aim to teach a course which will both expose students to the latest debates and developments in this area, and provide them with the policy tools to evaluate competing proposals and the outcomes of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. 


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Assumed Knowledge

ENVS6307: Climate Change Science and Policy (could be taken before or concurrently with this course).

EMDV8081 Domestic climate change policy and economics.

Students without a background in economics are advised to take an introductory course such as EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics, POGO8016 Economic Way of Thinking I, or POGO8081 Economics for Government. However this is a recommendation and is not necessary.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3762
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4566
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3016 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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