Climate Change Politics & Policy
ENVS/GEOG 3022

Week 1

Tuesday, July 11

  • introductions & review schedule, goals, objectives, logistics, expectations, plans for the course
  • sign up for Twitter account (if needed)
  • twitter discussion (share twitter handles) follow 10 climate politics & policy people/orgs
  • discussion of things to look for when reading articles/chapters
  • co-facilitation signups

Wednesday, July 12

  • news tweets #1
  • country assignments

Required Readings

Hulme, Mike (2009) Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.  Preface, Chapter 1 & 2 (pp. xxv–71)

Leggett, Jeremy (2015) The Winning of the Carbon War: Power and politics on the front lines of climate and clean energy Creative Commons: Mountain View, CA. Chapters 1, 2 & 3

Thursday, July 13

  • co-facilitation #1

Required Readings

Hulme, Mike (2009) Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.  Chapters 3 (pp. 72-108)

Ehrhardt-Martinez, Karen, Rudel, Thomas K, Norgaard, Kari Marie, and Broadbent, Jeffrey (2015) Mitigating climate change, in Climate Change and Society (Dunlap, Riley and Brulle, Robert [eds]) Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 199-234

Friday, July 14

  • news tweets #2

Required Readings

Mayrhofer, J. P., & Gupta, J. (2016). The science and politics of co-benefits in climate policyEnvironmental Science & Policy57, 22-30.

Leggett, Jeremy (2015) The Winning of the Carbon War: Power and politics on the front lines of climate and clean energy Creative Commons: Mountain View, CA. Chapters 4, 5 & 6