LAWS0002 Climate Change, Law and Politics
|Course Title||Climate Change, Law and Politics
|Class Date||13, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 August 2022|
|Class Time||9:00am – 11:30am|
|Teaching Mode||Online with live lessons|
|Teacher||Professor Benoit MAYER
|More about Prof. Benoit MAYER:|
|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.|
|Course Content||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)||Benoit Mayer, The International Law on Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2018) (extracts)
Some other materials will be distributed, including primary documents (treaties, cases) and secondary literature.
|Course Assessment||In-class participation* (50%)
Quiz 1 (10%)
Quiz 2 (10%)
Quiz 3 (30%)
* Based on participation by students during the class, including but not limited to participation exercises. To facilitate assessment, students will be seated according to a class map.
|Last updated on 2 August 2022|