Climate change challenges

Course Code :9110MDOCCC
Study domain:Environmental Science
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:36
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Sara Vicca

3. Course contents *

The course approaches the interrelated topics of ENERGY and CLIMATE with a multitude of disciplines that are necessary to understand the main components and their interactions.  The audience is multidisciplinary, and so is the team of teachers. Central subjects are the impacts of climate change, energy, analytical perspectives and policy responses. Basic concepts, data and frameworks are introduced. The headlines of climate change are put in context highlighting the intimate links with fresh water resources. Energy demand and use are centrally placed and related to the growing evidence of climate change and to energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for realizing sustainable energy transitions. Policies developed so far are documented from the global over the EU to the Belgian/Flemish level.