Winter semester intensive unit. People not currently enrolled at University, or who are currently enrolled but have not completed 150 points of study should contact the Manager, Academic Administration - Law about a possible pre-requisite waiver.
Domestic students* will receive a full HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) scholarship for LAW656 Climate Change Law and Policy.* Domestic students include Australian citizens or students holding Permanent Humanitarian Visas or with Permanent Resident Status.
Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manage the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change, whilst also avoiding the unmanageable impacts of further warming. This unit examines responses to these imperatives of climate change mitigation and adaptation at the international, national and local levels. It introduces students to the science of climate change and the environmental, social and economic consequences that are projected to occur, as well as the various strategies, practices and technologies aimed at reducing anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. It then examines the international architecture for addressing climate change, including the formal legal framework and the political, economic and ethical implications of the mitigation commitments being negotiated to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. The strategies for achieving national emissions reductions are then explored, including Australia's mandatory renewable energy target, the carbon farming initiative, the emissions trading/carbon tax regime, and the current Direct Action Plan. Consideration of the role of law in promoting adaptation to the impacts of climate change at the household, local, regional, national and international scales complete this unit.
|Unit name||Climate Change Law and Policy|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Law
School of Law
|Discipline||School of Law|
Prof J McDonald
Dr P Lawrence, Prof J McDonald, Prof BJ Richardson
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Intensive Session Jun||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Intensive Session Jun||22/6/2015||26/6/2015||2/7/2015||12/7/2015|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2015: $1,096.00||2015: $1,486.00||050900|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Completion of 150 points units of university study (ie. 12 x 12.5pt units)
9 x 4 hour seminar classes over three week period
In-class multiple choice quiz 5%; Reflective journal on first 2 weeks of class 25%; and Take home examination 70%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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