Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

Climate Change Policy

Rutgers University

Environmental Studies

Spring 2019

Prof. Pamela McElwee

Undergraduate lecture

Documentary Video / Films,Simulations

This course is an advanced seminar that examines topics in social, cultural and political aspects of climate change policy. We will look at the science of climate change and why it has been so contested in some quarters; the existing and predicted physical, cultural and societal impacts of climate change and how policies are developed to avoid or adapt to these; how vulnerability to climate change is measured and whether societies will be able to adapt to forecasted changes; multiscale policies from local levels to international levels to mitigate or adapt to climate impacts; and the ethical and social justice dimensions of policies for climate change.