Reshape your understanding of the politics and economics that affect carbon management processes and policies. Break down established frameworks and protocols. Gain local, national and global perspectives on carbon standards and reduction efforts.
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- 25 Aug 2019
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On successful completion of this subject you should be able to:
- demonstrate a working knowledge of the international protocols and frameworks that underpin the international efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions
- understand the main policy and financial instruments used to manage carbon emissions at the national level and discuss their relative advantages and disadvantages
- demonstrate a working knowledge of the economic and financial concepts related to carbon management including marginal abatement cost curves (MACCs)
- understand how to develop and get buy in for credible carbon management strategies and plans at entity level
- understand and be able to use the relevant standards to develop and effectively communicate a corporate carbon reduction or neutral strategy
- understand and be able to use the relevant standards and methodologies for the generation of accredited carbon offsets.
- Politics, policies and processes.
- Financial instruments
- Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC)
- Standards for an effective carbon management strategy
- Methodologies for carbon offsets
- Accreditation schemes
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Book of readings
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- MUR-EENV504-Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Life Cycle Assessment
- MUR-EENV599-Climate Change Science and Policy
No special requirements
This subject develops knowledge of the frameworks, strategies and methods for managing (reducing) greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions at the international, national and entity level. This includes the main policy and financial instruments used at national level. The degree also looks at the financial instruments and management strategies used to effectively manage carbon emissions at entity level. The latter part of the degree looks at the standards and methodologies for the generation of carbon offsets and achieving credible carbon neutrality.
- Mid-semester assignment (20%)
- End-of-semester assignment (20%)
- Open book invigilated exam (50%)
- On-line quizzes (10%)
Textbook information is pending.