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 predicted global and regional climate changes due to human induced global warming and their predicted impacts.
  2. understand how to use the science of climate change to determine projected changes in climate variables and use downscaling climate modelling tools to map these effects to local regions.
  3. determine the predicted climate change effects and impacts on different economic sectors and individual entities;
  4. understand how to use established frameworks, scientific, risk based tools and approaches to identify and rank the potential climate change impacts and risks for an entity.
  • Topics
    • Impact of climate change on different economic sectors
    • Impact of climate change on individual entities.
    • Use of established frameworks and risk based tools
    • Ranking potential climate change impacts
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Print Materials
      • Book of readings
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes

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

Develops understanding of the predicted impacts of climate change associated with human induced global warming at the global, national, regional, sectoral and entity level. It is the first 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 potential climate change effects on a sector or entity’s activities and assets and to identify and rank those potential impacts and risks.

  • 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.

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