ESTD20H3: Integrated Natural Resource and Climate Change Governance

Climate change affects all sectors of society, natural ecosystems, and future generations. Addressing climate change, either in terms of mitigation or adaptation, is complex due to its pervasive scope, the heterogeneity of its impacts and the uneven distribution of responsibilities, resources and capacities to respond to it between different levels of government, stakeholder groups, and rightholder groups. This course focuses on nexus approaches in climate policy development and assessment across different public policy domains. In this course, students will learn about how different levels of government frame climate change and climate policy objectives, how they interact with stakeholders (e.g., economic interests and environmental groups) and rightholders (Indigenous people), and how to approach complexity in climate governance.

14.0 credits including ESTB04H3
Social and Behavioural Sciences