Von Rio nach Kyoto, Paris und Glasgow – Drei Jahrzehnte internationale Klima-Diplomatie
From Rio to Kyoto, Paris and Glasgow – Three Decades of International Climate Diplomacy
This course provides an in-depth overview of the history of international climate diplomacy. It starts with an introduction to the basics of climate science regarding the causes and impacts of climate change and a discussion of the arguments of so-called climate skeptics / climate deniers. On this basis, the course traces the evolution of international climate diplomacy from the adoption of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Climate Agreement and the latest round of negotiations in Glasgow. It will shed light on which countries have which interests, the content of the international climate agreements that have been adopted, what have been barriers to progress, and to what extent the results of international climate diplomacy are in line with what is required to prevent dangerous climate change.
What do I need to know to participate?
Participants should have basic knowledge of climate science and climate policy.
How will we learn?
Participants will be required to read some specified material before each class. Classes will consist of discussing the required reading and poster presentations by participants.
Students will develop knowledge of the fundamentals of climate science and profound insights into the evolution, achievements and outlook of international climate diplomacy. The course will hone students‘ ability in applying these insights through policy debates and presentations.
Maximum number of participants