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INTL 2533 Global Climate Politics (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will examine the regime to address climate change using theoretical approaches from both comparative politics and international relations. The course will first look at the history and structure of the system that governs climate change internationally, examining the core of the regime—the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and its Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement—as well as additional regimes that have been designed to address individual types of emissions by sector or gas, regional issues, and bilateral approaches. Themes include top-down versus bottom-up approaches to global governance, poly-centric regimes, the roles of epistemic communities and civil society, and regime effectiveness. The second part of the semester will examine how the regime addresses specific climate change-related issues, such as adaptation, mitigation and climate finance.

Instructor(s): Anna Schulz

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Sep-16