- 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
- Prof James Pittock
- Mode of delivery In Person
Spring Session 2019
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This is an intensive course offered on an annual basis. The course will be delivered from 2-13 September 2019.
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.
Other InformationThere are additional field trip fees (<$30) applicable to participation in this course (payment to ANU Science Shop).
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- 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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WorkloadThe course is full time, 9 am to 4:30 pm each work day during the two weeks. On 13 September 2018 there is a one day field trip and small field trip fee (<$30).
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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