Catalogue the impacts of climate change on the plant through to individual entities. Analyse IPCC Assessment reports and understand the science and modelling of human induced global warming. Identify risks and learn how to prioritise and adapt.
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
On successful completion of this subject you should be able to:
use the findings of the IPCC’s Assessment reports to understand and explain the options at regional and local level for mitigating or adapting to climate changes due to the impacts of human induced global warming
understand and explain the options in a number of key sectors (e.g. agricultural sector) for mitigating or adapting to climate changes due to the impacts of human induced global warming
understand how to develop an adaptation plan at national, regional, sectoral or entity level
understand how to mainstream and implement an adaptation plan at entity level
discuss how to develop more climate resilient, decarbonised cities and commsubjecties.
This subject develops understanding of the options for mitigating or adapting to the climate changes associated with human induced global warming at the global, national, regional, sectoral and entity level. It is the second of two subjects which use established frameworks, tools and approaches to developing practical, justifiable climate change adaptation plans and strategies based on scientific, risk based approaches. The subject teaches how to identify, rank and build into a strategy measures for responding to climate change effects on a sector or entity.