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54006 Climate Justice and Climate Policy

8cp
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10246-C10251, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10252-C10263, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10311 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Creative Writing) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10312-C10313, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10314 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10315-C10316, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10317 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Cultural Studies) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10318-C10319, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10332-C10337, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10359 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10361-C10364, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10365-C10368, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10369 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10370 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10371 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10264 Bachelor of Global Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10269 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10270 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10276 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10277 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10372-C10383, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree

Description

Climate change transforms society in profound ways. All sectors are affected, from financial and legal fields to social and health services; from mining and energy supply to tourism and agriculture. A major rethink of professional priorities is underway, from the local to the global. There are new questions of impacts and adaptation, of resilience, capacity and responsibility. There are urgent debates about solutions, from sociocultural to technical, and there are new forms of advocacy and political contention, across widening policy fields.

The subject focuses on these social and political debates about climate change. It addresses the changing relationships between social justice and ecological sustainability, drawing on international experience. It especially focuses on issues of land justice and climate justice, drawing on Indigenous contexts and perspectives. Students debate the 'big picture', addressing impacts, discussing responses, investigating solutions. They evaluate a specific policy measure, either proposed or implemented, e.g. renewable energy transitions, 'resilient' urban planning, or climate geoengineering. Building on this, they develop 'blue sky' proposals, and test them in real-world contexts, mapping-out scenarios for implementation. In the process, students gain skills in policy evaluation and development, and in scenario-testing and planning.


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