- Code EMDV8080
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Environmental Management & Development
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Climate
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Robert Costanza
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course introduces students to foundations of and recent developments in international climate change policy.
Topics covered include climate change response options, and economic and policy perspectives on the problem of international cooperation; international environmental agreements, especially the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement; international carbon markets and climate finance; cooperation on technology; international dimensions of adaptation to climate change; relationship with other international objectives such as the Sustainable Development Goals; and international governance of climate change action. The course provides a non-technical introduction to some economic thinking on climate change, no prior economics study in needed.
The course convenor and main lecturer is Frank Jotzo, Professor at Crawford School, who has researched, published and advised on climate change policy for two decades, including as lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and through government advisory. Expert guest lecturers including practitioners contribute to some sessions. The course is interactive and students are encouraged to actively engage.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Be familiar with the main concepts and debates on international climate change policy.
- Understand the principles practice of the UN climate change framework, and of a range of issues in international climate change policy.
- Be able to critically assess policy proposals and evaluate future developments.
- Essay 1 - Paris Agreement implementation (35) [LO 1,2,3]
- Essay 2 - Chosen topic (35) [LO 1,2,3]
- Presentation (10) [LO 1,2]
- Exam (20) [LO 1,2]
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Standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in-class time and independent study.
No textbook. Course materials are provided online.
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