Climate Change and Governance (Social Science)

Climate risk governance occurs at multiple levels of government and includes private sector and civil society organizations.

Acute impacts of climate change and severe weather will be particularly intense in urban environments placing municipalities in a pivotal role for adaptation strategies. Municipal governments can be central agents of positive change for both carbon reduction and justice.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Assessment and Opportunity concentrating in the area of Climate Change and Governance, students will be able to;

  • Assess societal causes, impacts and injustices of extreme weather and climate rise
  • Explain the possibilities for mitigating the spatial and social inequalities of climate risk
  • Describe the challenges associated with climate risk and energy transition communication
  • Assess the variety of governance strategies for managing energy transitions and climate risk
  • Create policy briefs and other climate risk-related communications to both technical and non-technical audience

Recommended Background

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Science or allied discipline

Course Offerings

  • Climate Risks and Energy Transition (CRSOSCI 9010)
  • Governance and Climate Risk (CRSOSCI 9009)
  • Climate Risk and Justice (CRSOSCI 9008)