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Climate Policy

Postgraduate | CUR-SCP547 | 2024

Inspect the science of climate change and address what you can do to adapt to and mitigate its effects.Evaluate policies like carbon taxes and rebates for energy efficiency. Look into different countries' commitments to battling climate change.

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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Climate Policy

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. analyse the fundamentals of the science behind climate change as well as the arguments against it
    2. evaluate the effectiveness of global front-end policies compared to end-user policies

    3. interpret and reflect upon the complexity of the international climate change mitigation process and the commitments of various countries

    4. determine the emissions contribution of the various sectors of the economy and what this means for climate change mitigation policies in Australia

    5. compare the differences between emissions trading and a carbon tax and other key carbon pricing mechanisms.

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No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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