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English

What you will learn

  • Explain the overall goals of mitigation and adaptation policies

  • Describe the primary sources of and recent trends in greenhouse gas emissions in the United States

  • Explain the concept of climate risk, and describe its components

  • Provide examples of mitigation policies and adaptation efforts

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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Overview of Climate Action

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Mitigation and Adaptation - Part 14m
Mitigation and Adaptation - Part 210m
1 reading
Climate Mitigation and Adaptation10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2.130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Reducing Emissions

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 95 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Mitigation Targets - Part 114m
Mitigation Targets - Part 28m
Emissions Sources16m
Options for Mitigation9m
Policy Tools - Part 111m
Policy Tools - Part 214m
Interview with Kevin Rennert12m
3 readings
US Greenhouse Gas Emissions10m
Social Cost of Carbon 10110m
Carbon Pricing 10110m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2.230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Managing Climate Risk Through Adaptation

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Adaptation in Practice - Part 17m
Adaptation in Practice - Part 212m
Guiding Principles for Adaptation11m
2 readings
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change10m
Community Driven Climate Resilience Planning10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2.330m

About the Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change Specialization

Exploring Our Responses to Climate Change

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