Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Earth and Environment Sc Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

ENVM7205, GEOS3105

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Papers and final examination

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course will cover the causes and effects of climate change and how, through informed environmental management responses, the risks that global warming presents to the environment and society can be effectively managed. The course will present the principles and practices of climate change risk and vulnerability assessment and climate change adaptation planning and evaluation, supported by effective stakeholder engagement practices. This course builds upon current knowledge of the causes and consequences of natural climate variability, and global warming induced by human activity using a wide range of examples from around the world. Policy development and implementation globally and in several national contexts will be examined in relation to both climate change adaptation and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Students will be challenged to articulate effective approaches to understanding and presenting climate change risk to environmental, social and economic assets, and development of environmental management responses that protect those assets and build resilience to globally and locally-induced impacts.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile