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Tackling Climate Change: Legal Responses


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This short course, Tackling Climate Change: Legal Responses, gives you the opportunity to examine the evolving transnational regime of climate change law, focusing on the regulatory arrangements in place to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation. It will analyse the Public International Law framework for the governance of climate change, including the Paris Agreement, and provide you with an overview of EU climate change law.

Tackling Climate Change: Legal Responses also focuses on the regulation of emission trading, renewable energy and biofuels. You will also explore the interconnections between climate change and (increasing) food insecurity and the role of transnational stakeholders in regulatory standard-setting.

This postgraduate-level course is ideal if you have a professional or personal interest in the field of law relating to this topic. You will also find it of particular interest if you wish to enhance your career through Continuing Professional Development in this area. 

This short course is assessed by a 4000-word essay.

30 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

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    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.