LAWSG181 Law and Policy of Climate Change
|LAWSG181: LAW AND POLICY OF CLIMATE CHANGE|
|Credit value:||30 credits (15 ECTS, 300 learning hours)|
|Other Teachers:||Steven Vaughan|
|Teaching Delivery:||20 x 2-hour weekly seminars, 10 seminars per term, Term One and Two|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Energy Law;
LLM in Environmental Law and Policy
|Introductory video||Currently there is no introductory video for this module|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay per term (two in total)|
|Final Assessment:||One 3-hour unseen written examination (100%)|
Climate change raises significant social, environmental and legal challenges. The governance system applying to climate change is complex and multi-level. This course focuses on international and EU law and policy on climate change, discussing also the UK as an example of a domestic system. It will examine the development of international climate change law and policy since 1989, paying particular attention to the rules, institutions and procedures established pursuant to the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and its 1997 Kyoto Protocol, as well as the Paris Climate Change Agreement 2015. It will explore the key EU governance approaches to climate change, especially the emissions trading system (and its interactions with the international regimes) and the difficult legal and policy decisions in different sectors, such as renewable energy.
The precise issues taught will vary, but the following issues are likely to be included:
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, once students have made their module selections upon enrolment. No single book takes the approach envisaged for this module. The convenor is happy to discuss reading if contacted by a student during the module.