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Studies in Politics: International Politics of Climate Change

This course introduces the students to climate change governance by focusing on the workings of the “International Regime for Climate Change.” Students will understand the challenges of collective decision-making on climate. They will learn climate law and diplomacy at both the national and the international levels by drafting policy papers and by engaging in negotiations with other students to pass international law in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC]. This course is run as a social science lab that includes a simulation of the annual Conference of the Parties sponsored by the UNFCCC, which will afford the students to opportunity to sharpen practical teamwork, public speaking, and diplomacy skills. The need to integrate key ethical, scientific, economic, political, and cultural aspects of climate change into the law-making process will also help them further their interdisciplinary-thinking skills.

Course Number

POLS 295 C1

Course Number (Cross Listing 1)

ENVS 290 C1


Toral, Pablo





Course Format

in person

Course Format Description

The course will meet outside. Dress appropriately.

Time Slot

Early Morning



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