This course introduces students to key topics in contemporary climate change economics and governance. Starting with a review of the impacts of climate change, we examine various response options ranging from renewable energies and international climate policy efforts to novel emerging forms of polycentric governance arrangements. Experience with energy system and policy analysis will be an advantage but is not a requirement. While the course draws on economic concepts throughout, no formal analytical skills are required.
This course is for 2nd year MIA and MPP students only.