- Code LAWS8180
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Climate
- Academic career PGRD
- Samantha Hepburn
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Autumn Session 2019
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This course will examine international climate law, looking at both the current international legal frameworks and the negotiation of the future regime.
The course will also explore fundamental questions about how international climate law interacts with national law and how private sector players participate in a global public international law regime. It examines the effectiveness of the regime and what is required to achieve safe levels of anthropogenic emissions with many practical examples of how the law is implemented.
Although touched upon in this course, the focus is not on domestic climate law regimes. Domestic climate law is covered in the course Climate and Sustainable Energy Law LAWS8181.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain and analyse international legal norms pertaining to the global climate;
- Identify and reflect on the legal, policy and philosophical issues relating to international juridical norms which regulate activities impacting on climate;
- Evaluate the limits and utility of existing norms relating to the climate;
- Apply principles of international climate law to an array of contemporary international problems; and
- Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of international climate law.
- Participation in class mock negotiation exercise (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research essay (90) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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