Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

Global Environmental Politics

McGill University

Political Science

Winter 2020

Prof. Hamish van der Ven

Undergraduate lecture

Simulations,Group projects

Environmental problems like climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and oceanic pollution transcend national borders. Solving these problems will require global cooperation on an unprecedented level. In this course, we will explore the challenges of contemporary global environmental governance and innovative solutions being advanced at the community, municipal, provincial, national, and international levels. Theories of international relations will form the lenses through which we assess the causes of, and solutions to, contemporary environmental challenges.