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CLI1200: Climate Change: Impacts And Adaptations

Faculty of Science

Climate Change: Impacts And Adaptations

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We are transitioning into a new era, where a changing climate presents new challenges for society. You will learn how we can adapt, change and mitigate to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change. You will analyse the risks presented by climate change to biodiversity, food and water security, cities and settlements, health, mental health, society and the economy and pose responses to manage those risks. You will then consider the transitions required for the new normal, and how to empower and enable those transitions. This unit and its complementary unit CLI1100 follow working groups in, 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 disciplines.


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