ESD.S30 Global Environmental Negotiations: Climate Change and COP21
Prof. Noelle E. Selin
Graduate, and undergraduates (with permission)
Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 in E51-385, with additional meetings to be scheduled during 30 November – 11 December (COP-21 time period) First meeting September 15 at 1:30
Units: 1-0-2, P/D/F grading
This discussion seminar provides a hands-on introduction to the science and politics of climate change negotiations. The focus of the subject will be to understand and follow the major issues to be negotiated at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to take place in early December in Paris. Readings and discussions throughout the semester will include issues specific to the climate negotiations (mitigation, adaptation) as well as common issues across global environmental negotiations (targets and timetables, technical and financial assistance, monitoring and evaluation, compliance). Students will participate in negotiation simulations, follow webcast negotiations of COP-21 in real-time, and communicate via social media.