Global Climate Change Law and Policy | L4259

As concern over the threat of global climate change spreads, action on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) is increasingly commanding attention. This seminar consists of supervised research and writing on the issue of climate change and the legal and policy responses. The course focuses the effects of climate change on development and the environment in industrialized and developing countries and the laws in the international, regional and domestic arenas that address the problem. The course thoroughly examines the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol and trade issues related to climate change, especially the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol cap and trade provisions. The course gives special attention to China and India as they increasingly become the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. This seminar examines rules, procedures, and institutions that address climate change as well as on-going domestic and regional cases that concern the effects of climate change.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course will satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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