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PADM 5620  - 
The Science, Politics and Economic of Global Climate Change 

Carleton University 



This course will analyse the Canadian response since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and explore developments under the Kyoto regime and post-Copenhagen. The geopolitics of climate change policy has generated much contentious debate both within Canada and amongst nations. The course will assess the scientific issues (and debates) at the base of the policy disputes. The economic implications for both the developing and developed countries and for the various regions of Canada will be analyzed. The international community put in place an international protocol to reduce emissions of climate change gases, and the course will assess the dynamics and deteriorating outlook of this process while contemplating its successor. A range of innovative policy instruments, such as domestic and global emission trading systems have been proposed along with modifications to more traditional regulatory and fiscal instruments. The course will assess the views of industry, environmentalists and other experts in the debates surrounding the policy response. While the course readings are already extensive, this is very much a 'live' policy issue. Every effort will be made to ensure that students will be exposed to new literature which emerges during the term of the course.

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