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Climate Governance



Climate governance is a sweeping term for measures aimed at providing tolerable climate conditions for life on earth as we know it. It raises classic issues of distributional justice, law and science, risk, uncertainty and precaution, technology policy, and international relations. Students will leave this course with an understanding of the sources and impacts of climate change, the key state, national and international policies, and the role of law.

This course is intended for graduate students in any discipline who wish to improve their understanding of governance options in managing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, and who wish to apply their knowledge to analyze and develop recommendations for a particular aspect of climate governance.

When / Where:

Monday 6:10pm-8:40pm




None, but courses in law, government, political science, applied policy and/or international relations are recommended

Course Syllabus

Course Professors

    Spring 2016

  1. Payne, Cymie
  2. Spring 2014

  3. Payne, Cymie
  4. Spring 2013

  5. Payne, Cymie
  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Human Ecology