Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

Climate Change: Human Causes, Social Consequences and Sustainable Responses

University of Arizona

Environmental Studies,Geography

Fall 2020

Prof. Diana Liverman

Undergraduate lecture

Readings from Underrepresented groups,Group projects

Climate change has social causes and consequences, and the responses and solutions often involve transformative changes in human behavior, institutions, and technologies. This course analyses the social causes of climate change including the economic, political, social and cultural drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and land use, and the impacts of climate change on society such as vulnerability and impacts in sectors such as food, water, health, cities and sustainable development. We will also focus on solutions and responses to climate change such as changing policies, behavior and attitudes, climate mitigation and adaptation, and the role of governments, cities, the private sector, social movements and individuals from the local to the global level.