Subject details

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.  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. demonstrate knowledge on how to develop an adaptation plan at national, regional, sectoral or entity level.
  4. demonstrate knowledge on how to mainstream and implement an adaptation plan at entity level.
  5. discuss how to develop more climate resilient, decarbonised cities and communities.
    • 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/Lecture capture
    • Online materials

      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Climate Change Adaptation and Strategy.

This subject develops awareness 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 to make a sector or entity resilient to climate change.

The assessment for this subject comprises of the following elements: ONLINE QUIZZES: quizzes are used to consolidate learning from the course materials. (10%) MID-SEMESTER ASSIGNMENT: a mid-semester assignment is given to test knowledge of the adaptation options at regional and sectoral level. (20%) END OF SEMESTER ASSIGNMENT: an end of semester assignment is given to test student competence in developing an adaptation plan for an entity. (25%) EXAMINATION: a final, open book invigilated exam tests student competence on the content of the subject. (45%) Collectively the assessment tasks provide realistic examples of activities students would undertake in the workplace if they pursued a career in climate change management. Timely Feedback on assessment components is provided by the subject coordinators and teaching staff.

  • Mid-semester assignment (20%)
  • End-of-semester assignment (25%)
  • Open book invigilated exam (45%)
  • On-line quizzes (10%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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