Planning Responses to Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
The course begins with an overview of the science of climate change and then quickly moves to how to use social science to identify and evaluate the application of planning tools and strategies to achieve the mitigation of climate change and make adaptations to climate change. Topics include the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, climate action plans, and international, national, state, local government and private sector actions. Students will understand the causes and effects of climate change and how to implement and evaluate mitigation and adaptation responses through regulations, financial incentives, infrastructure investment, design techniques, and new technology. Emphasis is on planning to create resilient communities.
This course fulfills Social Science Approaches to Environmental Inquiry requirement.