Climate change is a global problem. How and whether a world of sovereign states can cooperate to reduce climate change risks to manageable levels are critical questions, but there is no political or expert consensus around the best way forward. This course will study global climate politics and policy, particularly within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Students will work individually and in groups to critically assess the complexities and effectiveness of international governance responses relating to climate mitigation, adaptation, finance provision, technology transfer and capacity-building. Prerequisite: ES118 or ES126. Four credit hours. T-R 11:00 – 12:15 pm. 16 students max.