Welcome to this interactive course!

Course organiser: Irmeli Mustalahti, Development Studies

The course familiarizes the current global discussion related to climate change as well as it introduces local instruments designed in to ensure reduction of carbon emission and adaptation to climate change. The course starts with lectures related to international agreements and political debates related to sustainable development and climate change. After that the course presents cases from different continents and through these cases reviews the global and local solutions in mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. The course includes a blend of lectures, reflections, group discussions and group presentations based on the course literature and additional material.

Tue 13.03. 10-12 Lecture and course introduction by Irmeli Mustalahti. An overview of the issues related to this course and group works. Course readings will be available for students and working groups will be established.

FRI 16.03 . 10-12 Lecture: Antto Vihma, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Post-2012 Climate Agreement: Views from developing countries in the UN negotiations and Rio+20.  PPP 16.3.2012

(Pre-reading material related to the lecture topic: Williams, M. 2005. The Third World and Global Environmental Negotiations: Interests, Institutions and Ideas. Global Environmental Politics 5: 48-69)

TUE 20.03. 10-12 Group works: The groups will bring their selected literature and discuss it in relation to the course content as well as design so called “workshop notes” for final session.

FRI 23.03. 10-12 Lecture: Marikki Stocchetti, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Sustainable Development: The international agreements and political debates under EU. PPP 23.3.2012

(Pre-reading material related to the lecture topic: Bass, S. 2007. A new era in sustainable Development. An IIED Brief. Accessed from http://pubs.iied.org/11071IIED.html?a=S%20Bass)

TUE 27.03 10-13 Lecture: Sirkku Juhola, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, Aalto University. Adaptation in Europe case: Impacts and costs in adaptation to changing climate. PPP 27.3.2012

(Pre-reading material related to the lecture topic: Biesbroek, G.R., Swart, R.J., Carter T.R. etc. 2010. Europe adapts to climate change: Comparing National Adaptation Strategies. Global Environmental Change 20:440-450)

FRI 30.3 10-12 Lecture: Irmeli Mustalahti, Institute of Development Studies. Mitigation in Africa case: Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) from the perspective of equity. Please, see the link “Introduction to REDD” before this lecture. PPP 30.3.2012

(Pre-reading material related to the lecture topic: Corbera, E.  and Schroeder, H. (2011). Governing and implementing REDD+. Environmental Science & Policy 14(2):89-99)

TUE 03.04. 9-15 (Location: Aleksanterinkatu 7 – lecture hall 6 (601) Final session: Group workshops

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