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ILO L254: Climate Change Policy & Law

Course Description

This course examines how governments respond to the challenges posed by the complex problem of global climate change and how clean energy policies can help countries achieve multiple goals. The latest science, technological developments, economic assessments of costs and opportunities, the role of the media, domestic and international politics, and innovation are all discussed. Policy instruments for climate mitigation, adaptation, and a clean energy economy are introduced and thoroughly analyzed in a comparative way across most of the major-energy consuming countries. In-class exercises including an international negotiation simulation illuminate course themes. The course introduces and strengthens multidisciplinary policy analysis skills. Cross-listed as DHP P254.

Course faculty: Jacob Werksman
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2020

Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Final Exam

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