Climate Change Governance

Aerial view of a flooded city

ENVIR ST 349
Monday/Wednesday, 12:05–12:55 p.m. + discussion section
3 credits

Instructor

Leah Horowitz
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
lhorowitz@wisc.edu

Course Description

Climate change is being felt, and addressed, at every level of society, from the individual up to the global scale. This course examines efforts to mitigate (reduce) climate change.

We will learn about initiatives that are being implemented through international treaties; national, state, and municipal government policies; and individual behavior. We will examine the advantages and disadvantages of each, their successes, and the obstacles they have faced. We will also evaluate various forms of climate activism as a means of pushing for meaningful action on climate change.

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Fulfills Environmental Studies

Theme

Counts Toward

Sustainability Certificate

UW Designations

Intermediate

Social Science