Course code EDS355

EDS355 Climate Change and Development

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Siri Ellen Hallstrøm Eriksen
Teachers: Jens Bernt Aune, Lutgart Lenaerts, Jens Bernt Aune, Bishal Kumar Sitaula, Lars Kåre Grimsby, Arild Vatn
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of International Environment and Development Studies
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Course contents:
1. Climate and development linkages: Different approaches to understanding climate change - society interactions. 2. How are we transforming the climate? Muliple stressors and tipping points sources of and growth in emissions (including nitrogen transformation, methane and carbon dioxide). 3. How do we live with climate change? Interaction between climate change, poverty and livelihoods indigenous groups climate change adaptation the role of disaster reduction in responding climate change ethical dimensions. 4. How do we transform? Transformative change how can agriculture adapt to climate change vulnerability and community based adaptation renewable energy, biofuels, the forestry sector, carbon footprint and the low emission society sustainable development pathways.
Learning outcome:
Engelsk:Understand the relationship between climate change and development, to gain an overview of the main socio-environmental mechanisms of change.
Learning activities:
Lectures and term paper
Teaching support:
The reading list (selected articles, reports and book chapters) is made available on Fronter
A Bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant field
Recommended prerequisites:
EDS260 or equivalent.
Mandatory activity:
Selected seminars/lectures are mandatory.
Term paper (30%) and final written exam (70%)in ENGLISH ONLY. A-F.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Must have obtained a Bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant field
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
4 hours lectures per week. Term paper.
Internal and external examiner grade the exams.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått