Climate Change, Policy and Campaigning for Liveable World

Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero Emissions by 2050, the Paris Agreement and suitable interim goals. Policy and legal measures available to address the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be covered. Importantly, participants will be provided with a range of practical skills to enable them to become actively engaged in community campaigning on crucial climate change issues.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Gore, A (2006), An Inconvenient Truth, Rodale, New York
  • Tooma, M (2019), Safety, Security, Health and Environment Law, The Federation Press, Sydney

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the science of climate change and global warning.
  • Human behaviour and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Public policy and regulation of global warming.
  • The Paris Agreement and associated instruments.
  • Politics and climate change.
  • Climate Campaign organisations eg GreenPeace, Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Principles, methods and techniques in campaigning to address climate change

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the main principles of climate change, greenhouse gas reduction and environmental sustainability.
  2. Outline the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions and the key mitigation strategies.
  3. List and describe key public policy and issues impacting on environmental protection.
  4. Understand the operation of selected pieces of environmental legislation.
  5. Explain some of the main environmental campaigns and evaluate the key themes of each.
  6. Be able to participate in and contribute to environmental campaigning activities.
$158 Limited / $142

<p>Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero

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02 Feb

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