- Code ENVS8003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr James Pittock
- Mode of delivery In Person
Spring Session 2016
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This course is scheduled to be held 5-16 September 2016.
This course examines the climate change problem in terms of vulnerability and adaptation from primarily scientific, societal and policy perspectives. There is now a certain amount of unavoidable climate change, and therefore there a need to adapt to these changing climatic conditions and their consequences. The need to adapt and the kinds of adaptation responses necessary will depend on how the climate changes at a specific location over time, whether the direct or indirect impacts are positive or negative, and the capacity of people and systems to respond.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to:
- Describe the kinds of climate change adaptation responses that may be necessary and the risks, costs and benefits that these may entail
- Understand key theories, analytical methods and sources of information for climate change adaptation.
- Critically consider the elements of effective climate change adaptation policies at national and sub-national scales.
- Two short written assignments and a presentation (40% of total mark) (LO1, LO2);
- A critique of a climate change adaptation policy of a nation (2,000 words plus references, 50% of total mark) (LO3).
- Course participation (10% of total mark).
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IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers, in "Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" available at: http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg2/en/contents.html.
Field, C. and Van Aalst, M. (2014) Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|05 Sep 2016
|05 Sep 2016
|07 Oct 2016
|10 Oct 2016