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Planning and Managing for Climate Change KGA518

Note: This unit is only available by distance mode


This on-line unit provides a foundation for advanced studies in planning and management for climate change. Development of professional competencies in this field is a core objective. The unit consists of modules that introduce students to basic climate adaptation knowledge including climate science, impacts and scenarios; systems thinking; mitigation; adaptation concepts and strategies; mitigation/adaptation relationships; and adaptation and sustainable development and governance dimensions of climate change. Case studies explore aspects of climate change in relation to coastal, urban and natural resources systems. Students are provided with opportunities to gain experience with climate adaptation planning and management skills in problem-based learning exercises.


Unit name Planning and Managing for Climate Change
Unit code KGA518
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Teaching staff Dr S Williams
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching PatternPrinted package of resources, internet-based resources, and up to 3 days of on-campus exercises and seminars
Assessment4000 word report (45%), 3000 words interactive on-line postings (30%), group seminar presentation (25%)
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