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Climate Change: International Law

Climate Change: International Law - Professor Lisa Benjamin

  • Course Number: LAW-492
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This class takes an in-depth look at our greatest global environmental challenge, climate change, through a discussion of the international treaty regime. It will begin with an overview of climate science and a discussion of the existing and expected impacts of climate change. Next, the course will discuss the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Agreement, and the associated Katowice rulebook. Time permitting, the course will discuss related hot topics such as climate and pipeline litigation and the role of non-state actors.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Assignments; class participation; and, depending on class numbers, either climate negotiation simulation(s) or a final paper.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no