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.

Starting at $715.00
As few as 11 weeks

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, including both power and transportation, will 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 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Instructor: Michael Smith
52 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2020
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Elective course in Sustainability Certificate.

Required course in Environmental Studies Certificate.

36 hours of CM credit for AICP certified planners.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 10, 2020. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Beyond Smoke and Mirrors – Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century. by Richter, Burton
(Optional) Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us. by Fletcher, Charles H.
(Optional) . Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy. by Harvey, Hal.
(Optional) Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Hawken, Paul.
(Optional) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. Simon & Schuster by Klein, Naomi.
(Optional) Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know. by Romm, Joseph.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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