- 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
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.
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 is interactive and students are encouraged to actively engage.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand 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.
- Critically assess policy proposals and evaluate future developments.
- Essay 1: Negotiations issue analysis (1500 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3]
- Essay 2: Chosen topic (2500 wds) (35) [LO 1,2,3]
- Class 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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