Climate Change Politics & Policy
ENVS/GEOG 3022

Week 5

Monday, August 7

  • news tweets #10
  • peer assessment due (from COP23 activity)

Required Readings

Boykoff, M. and Goodman, M. K. (2009) Conspicuous redemption: promises and perils of celebrity involvement in climate change, Geoforum, 40, 395-406.

Colorado Climate Action Plan (2015).

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 28, 29 & 30

Tuesday, August 8

  • co-facilitation #8

Required Readings

Betsill, M, and Stevis, D (2016) The politics and dynamics of energy transitions: lessons from Colorado’s ‘New Energy Economy’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 34 (2) 381-396

Kroepsch, A. (2016). New rig on the block: spatial policy discourse and the new suburban geography of energy production on Colorado's Front Range. Environmental Communication, 1-15.

Wednesday, August 9

  • news tweets #11

Required Readings

Boulder Climate Commitment (2017).

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 31, 32 & Epilogue

Thursday, August 10

  • co-facilitation #9

Required Readings

Jamieson, D (2013). Some Whats, Whys & Worries of Geoengineering, Climatic Change, 121(3), 527-537

Hulme, Mike (2009) Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.  Chapter 10 (pp. 322-365)

Friday, July 1

  • FINAL EXAM