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INTL 2533 Global Climate Politics (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course addresses the main pillars of climate governance: mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions); adaptation (coping with the impacts of climate change) and the emerging pillar - loss and damage regulation. It examines how responsibilities, burdens, benefits and risks for addressing climate change should be divided between countries and people. We will discuss issues like: what is the role of justice in UN climate negotiations? How to balance fairness with political effectiveness? Is it possible to sue major emitters (states or businesses) for climate change? What are the responsibilities of rising powers for addressing their emissions? Who should pay for adaptation to climate change? Who are climate refugees and where can they go? This course looks for answers to such questions by examining various conceptual and empirical approaches to climate governance from a justice perspective and linking them to practical solutions, illustrated in case studies from around the world.

Instructor(s): Anna Schulz

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 29-Sep-17