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CLI1100: Climate Change: Risks And Responses

Faculty of Science

Climate Change: Risks And Responses

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Climate change presents a challenge that society must meet head-on. In this unit, you will learn to view climate change as an intersectional problem with the potential to affect every part of human life. You will begin at the start of the story: how has our climate changed in the past, and how is it changing now? You will learn how to measure changes in the climate system, how to project these changes into the future, and how to predict the impacts that those changes might have. You will learn to understand the risk that these changes and impacts present to the world. Finally, you will respond to climate change, and think about how to reduce the rate and severity of climate change. This unit and its complementary unit CLI1200 follow working groups i, ii and iii of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report (AR6). These elective units can be taken together, or as standalone units, and are designed to complement any major across Monash by teaching you the fundamentals of climate change, its impacts and how we can respond over a broad range of discipline.


1 - Three Assignments During The Course Of The Semester - 75% 2 - Portfolio Of In-Class Activities - 25%


12 Hours Per Week

Global challenges

Our Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, charts the path for how Monash will actively respond to climate change, preserving geopolitical security and fostering thriving communities over the next decade. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following Global Challenges:

Climate Change

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

13. Climate Action