University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

DEVT 3007 - Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 contact hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: DEVT 3006, GEOG 3020
Assessment: Student e-portfolio 50%, Research essay/report 40%, peer assessment 10%

This course explores sustainable development in the context of climate change. Sustainable development has emerged as the global norm and dominant approach to reconcile the goals of economic development, environmental quality and social equity. It has been enshrined in the post-2015 international development agenda as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate change is one of the SDGs because it is a global challenge and affects the achievements of all other SDGs. The course investigates how climate change and sustainable development are linked, and how both are combined in local, national, regional and international policy-making about environment and development challenges such as poverty, global inequalities, loss of biodiversity, and the deterioration of global ecosystems. The main purpose of the course is to examine the ways in which state, private sector and civil society interact on national and international levels to address climate change and sustainable development issues through better policy making and governance models and frameworks of sustainability. Major issues covered in the course, such as the global governance of climate change, and forest and energy governance, are explored through case studies from Australia and various other regions of the world.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22265 SG06 22 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 9am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 9am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
22266 SG05 20 6 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22268 SG03 20 1 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22269 SG02 20 1 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class