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International Climate Change Policy


Credits: 4 ECTS

Second semester

Elective Courses



Following a brief review of the science of climate change, the course will cover: the economics and politics of climate change; examine the potential physical and economic impacts of climate change on developed and developing countries; explore the projected growth in emissions and scenarios for temperature outcomes; review the history and status of international negotiations, including participating in a negotiation simulation; examine options to mitigate, remove and adapt to greenhouse gas emissions, including testing policy solutions with the En-ROADS climate policy simulation model; and assess financing needs and sources of climate finance. The course will take a policy-oriented, inter-disciplinary approach that encompasses economic, political and implementation considerations. Students are not expected to have extensive backgrounds in science or economics.


Grades will be computed on the following basis:

  • Summary of relevant news article 20%
  • Blog/op-ed/advocacy notes 30%
  • Class participation, 20%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • PPT presentation on policy proposal 20%

Competences, learning outcomes and teaching activities (PDF)