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SOLM279 Climate Change Law, Economics and Policy

This module is not running for 2024-25 entry. Check our LLM and Diploma module list to see other related modules you could take.

Module description

This course will examine the economic, legal, political, institutional, regulatory, and historical underpinnings of climate change as an issue and the related policy challenges of creating and sustaining a prosperous decarbonized modern society. Particular attention will be given to analyzing the existing international framework of treaties, laws, regulations, and policies and the incentives they have created to address the build-up of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere

The course will center on a set of critical questions including: What would a 21st-century policy framework that is designed to deliver a successful response to climate change look like? How should issues of (in)equity be addressed? How might incentives be structured to engage the business community in climate change problem-solving?

Please note, if you take this module, you cannot take SOLM278.

Applicable groupings


  • 15 credits

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