International Climate Change Law and Policy

4 weeks
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
Critically assess the causes of Climate Change and distinguish its impacts in relation to different countries and generations,
Understand the legal principles, rules and institutions of the international climate change regime,
Explain how markets function and fail by applying the Theory of Externalities,
Compare and contrast Taxes and Cap-and-Trade, with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness,
Demonstrate intercultural awareness and sensitivity to the social and economic perspectives of other nations.
About the course

This course will equip you with the fundamentals of International Climate Change Law and Policy. You will learn to critically assess Environmental Economics theory and its application to climate change policy, including the use of market-based policy approaches such as environmental taxes and emissions trading.

International Climate Change Law and Policy will discuss a range of controversial debates, reflecting the highly politicised nature of international Climate Change Law.

The course is of particular interest to professionals in environmental and resources sectors, public policy, government sector, non-government sector and private sector (e.g. sustainability consulting).

International Climate Change Law and Policy
Learn about the evolution and architecture of international law and policy to combat climate change. Take a close look at the 2015 Paris Agreement (UNFCCC) from both a legal and economic perspective.
Elena Aydos
Elena Aydos
Senior Lecturer The University of Newcastle, Australia
Sven Rudolph
Sven Rudolph
Associate Professor Kyoto University, Japan
Christopher Kellett
Christopher Kellett
Professor The University of Newcastle, Australia
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