- Code EMDV8081
- 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, Policy Studies, Climate
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Frank Jotzo
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Autumn Session 2023
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Available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. Students participate in interactive, real-time classes. It is taught semi-intensively over 6 weeks
Climate change is a key concern for public policy making, including as part of core economic policy. Decarbonisation will require changes in technologies, production and consumption, and means transition in some industries. Meanwhile, communities and businesses will need to prepare for impacts from climate change and adapt to them. Climate policy is contested and poses challenges for institutions and political decision making.
This course is about the frameworks, choice and design of policy for climate change at the national and sub-national level. It provides an introduction to the principles of domestic policymaking for climate change, and their application in practice. It allows students to become familiar with some of the major debates on climate change policy in the economic and political context, including selected current policy debates in Australia and other countries. The course provides a grounding to enable students to do their own analysis of climate policy instruments and options. Students are encouraged to actively engage and share their own perspectives. The course covers economic concepts, these are presented in a way that is accessible to non-economists and the course does not require prior study of economics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand and contextualise key concepts and current debates on climate change economics and policy.
- Investigate how principles of climate change policy are translated into policy frameworks and instruments.
- Critically reflect on the practical application of climate change policy instruments in different economic, social and political contexts.
- Assess policy proposals and advocate alternative policy approaches based on analysis of evidence.
- Essay 1 (2000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3]
- Essay 2 (2000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3]
- Short seminar presentation (10) [LO 1,2]
- Exam (20) [LO 1,2]
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For a 6 unit course the standard workload is 130 hours including class attendance, online activities and independent study.
Course materials are provided online.
EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy is a complementary course covering climate policy interactions between countries.
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