University of London
Global Energy and Climate Policy
University of London

Global Energy and Climate Policy

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Harald Heubaum
Dr Dan Plesch, SOAS University of London

Instructors: Harald Heubaum

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No prior experience required
12 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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There are 6 modules in this course

This week introduces the concept of a carbon-constrained world, considering how it links to energy policies and the future of fossil fuels. It will also discuss the role of technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and how different stakeholders, in developed and developing countries, perceive the need to decarbonize energy systems.

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6 videos3 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week introduces the competing cases on economic, environmental and political aspects of nuclear power as part of the global energy mix and its role in meeting both energy security and climate change mitigation needs.

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3 videos1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week discusses the growing role of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. It introduces the range of fiscal and other policy tools that governments’ use to promote an increase in the production and consumption of renewable energy.

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3 videos1 reading1 peer review

This week addresses how energy and climate governance are becoming more inter-related. Climate change is a global collective action problem whereas energy is more often associated with state based priorities. However, emissions from fossil fuel energy have global impacts and pose a challenge to the international community at-large.

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2 videos1 reading1 peer review

This week provides an introduction to the various conceptualisations of energy security and considers the implications these can have on energy and climate change strategies.

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3 videos1 reading1 peer review

For the week 6 optional exercise, you may draw upon your learning from previous weeks to understand how climate change is changing the focus of energy policy. Specifically, you are asked to consider this in light of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

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4 videos1 reading1 peer review

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4.7 (215 ratings)
Harald Heubaum
University of London
1 Course34,327 learners
Dr Dan Plesch, SOAS University of London
University of London
4 Courses587,557 learners

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