This course focuses on the current international legal and policy frameworks in place to address the global phenomenon of climate change. These frameworks have been developed over time and include the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as the Paris Agreement which highlights the key points for the post-2020 climate change regime including Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In addition, students will learn about the following topics in relation to climate change and law: (1) Foundational concepts regarding the science of climate change; (2) Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strategies to adapt to climate change; (3) The economics of climate change and the role of economics and climate finance in addressing climate change.



NCA equivalence:


Terms Offered

Fall 24

Video conference only

Course Section: A

3.0 credits

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