POL3239 - Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is aimed to introduce vulnerability of the ecological, economic and social systems to climate change as well as the pursuit of sustainable development in the form of climate mitigation and adaptation. Students will gain the knowledge of and capability to discover the principles, alternative conceptions and theoretical interpretations of the notion of sustainable development such as Hardin’s tragedy of the commons, ecological modernization, and ecological economics. Furthermore, students will develop critical thinking on environmental justice and locally appropriate measures for combating climate change.  The case teaching methods will enable students to discover for themselves how science and politics have played a role in policy-making processes for addressing sustainability and climate challenges at a local, regional and international level.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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