UP431211 Hauptseminar

WiSe 17/18: Global Environmental and Climate Governance

Prof. Dr. Kern


This course provides an overview on global environmental governance and insights in the social, political, and economic processes that govern climate change. It consists of five topics: (1) overview on global environmental politics: emergence and development of global environmental politics, main actors in global environmental politics, effectiveness of environmental regimes; (2) development of climate governance from the international to the local level, role of science, role of state and non-state actors, climate policy of the major players (EU, USA, China); (3) ideas and concepts relevant for the analysis of global environmental and climate governance, such as polycentric and multi-level governance; (new) environmental policy instruments (such as emissions trading, labeling and certification); ecosystem-based governance; governance of risk, uncertainty and disaster; burden sharing and environmental/climate justice; (4) different policy areas of climate governance (such as energy policy/energy transitions, transport policy, forest policy) and their implementation in countries in the North and South; (5) political and economic dynamics emerging from the Paris Agreement, including the (changing) positions of major players Weitere Informationen unter: https://puls.uni-potsdam.de/qisserver/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=65491&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung Schließen

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