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Subject details

  • Topics
    • IPCC Assessment Reports
    • Mitigating Climate Change
    • Adapting to Climate Change
    • Developing Climate Resilient, Decarbonised Cities and Communities
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Print Materials
      • Book of readings
    • Online Materials
      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment

On successful completion of this subject you should be able to:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. understand how to develop an adaptation plan at national, regional, sectoral or entity level
  4. understand how to mainstream and implement an adaptation plan at entity level
  5. discuss how to develop more climate resilient, decarbonised cities and commsubjecties.
  • Assignment 1 - Mid-semester assignment (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - End-of-semester assignment (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Open book invigilated exam (50%)
  • Assignment 4 - On-line quizzes (10%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

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