Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment
Interested in the relationships between energy, climate, and the environment? This class offers an in-depth exploration of this interrelationship, focusing on how energy solutions address climate change politically.
What you can learn.
- Understand the causes, sources, and impacts of climate change
- Analyze existing and proposed efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution
- Understand energy supply and demand
- Explore future opportunities for cleaner sources of energy
- Assess how governments, communities, and labor groups impact future efforts to reduce emissions
About this course:The course provides a better understanding of how future energy solutions—both power and transportation—address climate change and environmental protection from a policy standpoint. Instructors broadly discuss climate change, including greenhouse gas emissions, their impacts, and policy actions to reduce such impacts. The course also briefly discusses interrelationships among greenhouse gases, environmental quality, public health, energy security, and long-term sustainability. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to better analyze, plan, and advise on future actions in response to new and evolving federal, state, and local programs and policies in this area.
Winter 2021 Schedule
Hybrid courses have both regular remote meeting times and online instruction. Click “See Details” for more information.
Elective course in Sustainability Certificate. Required course in Environmental Studies Certificate. 36 hours of CM credit for AICP certified planners.
Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 11, 2021. Internet access required.