Oxford, United Kingdom

PPE: Climate Change, Politics, and Environmental Justice

when 16 July 2023 - 5 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 3725

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing humankind is anthropogenic climate change, the rapid warming of the earth’s temperature driven by the consumption of fossil-fuels and emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In this course you will investigate the economic consequences of both action and inaction on climate change, investigating case studies on a local, national, and international scale. You will examine the political challenges faced by national governments and international organisations in tackling global emissions, and assess the impact of treaties such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. An important aspect of climate change is that some of those least responsible for emissions are likely to suffer the greatest impact from rising temperatures, and in this course you will explore this issue through the lenses of climate ethics and environmental justice. With an interdisciplinary approach incorporating politics, philosophy, and economics this course will allow you a deep understanding of this vitally important global challenge.

Target group

This course would suit Social Sciences and Humanities students, especially those with a background in Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development Studies, Human Geography, or International Relations.

Course aim

After studying this course you will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fields of climate ethics and environmental justice.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the economic impacts of climate change.
• Engage critically with a range of national and international policy initiatives to address climate change.

Credits info

7.5 EC
LMH Summer Programmes are designed to be eligible for credit, and we recommend the award of 7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 CATS for this course.

Fee info

GBP 3725: This includes:
• All tuition, including lectures, seminars, and tutorials.
• Assessment, transcript of academic performance, and certificate.
• A co-curricular programme of skills workshops and guest speakers.
• Access to the Lady Margaret Hall College Library.
• Bed & Breakfast accommodation throughout your programme.
• Lunch and dinner in the College Dining Hall Monday to Friday.
• A full Social & Cultural Programme, including two excursions to other English cities per three-week programme session.
• A high-quality printed class photograph.
• Formal Graduation banquet.

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