CLIM055 Introduction to Climate Policy: Exploring Pathways to Climate Action

 
 
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Course Description

In this course, you'll learn about climate adaptation policy in Canada and BC, and how it impacts your professional functions and day-to-day activities. You'll explore the basics of environmental policy, the differences between climate mitigation and climate adaptation policy, key policy actors and tools, and policy gaps.

You'll also examine detailed examples of current policy-driven climate adaptation measures across various sectors, from engineering to agriculture to hydrology and beyond.

Course Outline

In this course, you will:

  • Explore the basics of environmental policy
  • Differentiate between climate mitigation and climate adaptation policy
  • Identify key policy actors and tools
  • Analyze policy gaps in climate adaptation
  • Examine current policy-driven climate adaptation measures in various sectors, such as engineering, agriculture, and hydrology
  • Participate in discussions and activities to apply your knowledge
  • Review resources and readings on climate adaptation policy
  • Engage with national to local experts through interviews
  • Complete a final capstone activity to demonstrate your understanding

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Diagnose why different climate change adaptation policies are needed in different circumstances
  • Interpret climate change policy in terms of its role in mitigation or adaptation
  • Use climate change scenarios to predict future changes that suggest the need for new or better climate change adaptation policy tools
  • Recommend appropriate climate change adaptation policy tools for a variety of professional and planning needs
  • Critically evaluate whether existing climate change adaptation policy is sufficient for professionals in various fields
  • Apply climate change policy knowledge to real-life examples in professional and planning contexts

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Climate Policy for Climate Adaptation Professionals
Type
Online
Dates
Oct 21, 2024 to Nov 17, 2024
Type
Online
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Dates
Oct 23, 2024 to Nov 13, 2024
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
4.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $750.00
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Oct 23, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Nov 04, 2024
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Introduction to Climate Policy for Climate Adaptation Professionals
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 03, 2025 to Mar 30, 2025
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Dates
Mar 04, 2025 to Mar 25, 2025
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
4.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $750.00
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Mar 05, 2025
   Withdrawal Deadline: Mar 17, 2025
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
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