UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LAWS5521 Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit critically examines in detail the Australian Government's clean energy legislation, issues for the various state governments, emissions trading schemes and carbon taxes more generally, and the international context in which they operate. Policy issues are also addressed.
Outcomes Students are able to understand and critically analyse instruments available to address the climate change problem, both in Australia and internationally.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research proposal and (2) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor David Hodgkinson
Contact hours offered intensively
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5521/TS-N-1E/2017
Note Teaching Dates for this unit are as follows: Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st April. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

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