Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

Politics of Climate Change

Brown University

Political Science

Fall 2020

Prof. Jeff Colgan

Undergraduate lecture

Readings from Underrepresented groups,Group projects

Climate change is arguably the most important global challenge in the 21 st century. It will reshape weather patterns, storms, sea levels, and agricultural output worldwide, mostly for the worse. Mitigating climate change will require massive economic transformations, affecting energy, transportation, and industrial sectors. What are the politics of that transformation? What are the political forces obstructing it? How can do social movements, institutions, and economic interests interact to shape the national and global response to climate change? This course offers answers and insights, primarily from the perspective of political science.