Courses & Units

Planning and Managing for Climate Change KGA518


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 College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Dr S Williams
Teaching staff

Dr S Williams

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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2 050900

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Teaching Pattern

Printed package of resources, internet-based resources, and up to 3 days of on-campus exercises and seminars


4000 word report (45%), 3000 words interactive on-line postings (30%), group seminar presentation (25%)

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