LAWS0002 Climate Change, Law and Politics
Climate Change, Law and Politics
|Class Date||15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23 July 2019
(24 and 25 July 2019 are reserved for make-up class in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.)
|Class Time||1:00pm – 3:30pm|
|Class Location||To be announced|
|Teacher||Prof. Benoit MAYER
Faculty of Law
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Course Description||What is climate change, how does it affect us, and what can we do about it? This module provides an overview of a looming civilizational crisis and possible responses to it. It follows an interdisciplinary perspective, involving in particular climate science, economics, ethics, psychology, laws, and politics. It involves active learning methods such as simulations of negotiations and/or litigation.|
|The following is subject to adjustments depending on teaching time and on the size of the class.
|Learning Outcomes||After completing this course, students should be able to:
|Recommended Reading(s) / Reference(s)||A booklet of selected documents will be distributed to the class.
Students who wish to go further are invited to consult: Benoit Mayer, The International Law on Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
|Course Assessment||In-class participation* (30%)
Quiz 1 (10%)
Quiz 2 (10%)
Quiz 3 (20%)
In-group presentation (30%)**Based on participation by students during the class. To facilitate follow-up, students will be seated according to a class map and notes will be taken after each session. Selected names of students will be written on the white board from session 3 onwards and removed only after they participated to in-class discussions.