Spring 2018

Climate Change Policy and Politics

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-265

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Jessica N. Hejny (Section 01)


This course provides an overview of climate change as a policy problem and examines both domestic and international policy solutions.  We begin the course by acquiring a set of analytical tools for understanding the policy challenges of climate change. These diagnoses lay the foundation for examining solutions to climate change in the second half of the course. We will then explore individual and corporate solutions, government solutions at the international, national, state, and city levels, market-based solutions, and technological solutions, including renewable energy, carbon capture, and geoengineering. We end the course with a look at climate justice and examine what just approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation might look like. 

Requisite: ENST 120 or permission of the instructor.  Limited to 30 students.  Spring semester. Visiting Professor Hejny.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to ENST majors and seniors.


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2018