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Climate Change Science and Policy
Postgraduate | MUR-PEN597 | 2024
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
Climate Change Science and Policy
About this subject
At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Critically assess the causes and scientific principles involved in the phenomenon of climate change.
- Explain the principles and practice of the UN climate change framework, and of a range of issues in international climate change policy.
- Describe the policy framework for addressing the causes and impacts of climate change and able to critically assess climate policy proposal.
- The climate system and climate variability
- Global climate models
- Environmental impacts of climate change
- Social and economic impact of climate change
- Frameworks and protocols of climate change and national and global responses
- Policies and technologies for adaptation
- Policies and technologies for mitigation
- Financing climate projects
This unit addresses the scientific, technological and policy aspects of global warming. This is a global environmental issue that has potentially major implications for all life on earth, including human society. In recent years the subject of global warming has produced an intense international debate over the scientific basis of the measurements and predictions. The policy responses need to be understood in the context of the science and the controversy.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
This subject will be assessed by: module deliverables, a project report and poster presentation, and oral presentation.
Feedback on assessment components is provided by the unit coordinator and teaching assistants, both written and during class discussions. Additional feedback is provided to students via email and on LMS by the unit coordinator.
- Module deliverables (25%)
- Problem solving tasks/short tests (20%)
- Project (35%)
- Viva Voce (20%)
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