Climate Science and Policy

Will Steffen, Andrew Garnett, Peta Ashworth, UQx

Understand climate science and the role of policy for transitioning to a low carbon energy supply.

Climate change has been identified as one of the world’s most wicked problems. However, most governments have been slow to respond to the challenge of climate change. This course will help you to understand the size of the problem and policy options that could start to make a difference.

You will develop skills in scenario planning made famous by Shell in the 1960's and now being applied to the climate change challenge in the IPCC reports. Being able to think strategically about future world scenarios and impacts is a skill that directors, managers and others looking to advance their careers across the climate/energy nexus will find invaluable.

This course is part of the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters series.  You may take the course as a single course or complete all four courses in the series.

There are two enrolment options: verified enrolment and audit enrolment.  If you enrol as a verified learner and successfully complete all four courses and the Capstone Assessment you will qualify for the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential.

A Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential is worthwhile in itself, but, if you wish to continue your studies, the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential could be used towards studying the Master of Sustainable Energy at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

Learners who choose to enrol as verified, will be required to submit an assignment and achieve an overall passing grade of 70% or above in order to receive the downloadable verified certificate.

This course runs multiple times throughout the year.

What will you learn

  • The history and basics of the climate system
  • How we as humans are impacting the climate system
  • The future scenarios of climate change and likely risks and impacts
  • The general approaches and limits to adaptation
  • Policies required to help address the problem
  • Skills and knowledge of scenario planning

Dates:
  • 27 August 2019
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  • Language: English Gb

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