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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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25589 SG05 22 6 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
25590 SG04 22 7 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
25593 SG01 22 14 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class