Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

The Political Economy of Climate Change

University of California, Los Angeles

Political Science

Fall 2020

Prof. Michael Ross

Undergraduate lecture

Group projects

This course teaches students about some of the key problems, concepts, events, actors, and institutions, in the complex world of climate politics. It presumes no special knowledge about the science of climate change. It is organized around three broad questions: how will climate change affect the governance of countries, and the livelihoods of people, around the world; why is it so hard for governments to take strong measures to reduce emissions; and what policies should governments adopt?