LAWS5521 Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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 (1) critically analyse instruments available to address the climate change problem, both in Australia and internationally; (2) understand the interaction between climate change law and policy both in unitary and federal systems; (3) demonstrated an understanding of the ethical underpinnings of climate change law and policy both at national and international levels; (4) develop key analytical skills through comparison of climate change law at local, state and federal levels; and (5) draft outline agreements which address particular climate change-related problems.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal; (2) research paper; and (3) issue paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor David Hodgkinson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
For Master of Public Policy and Graduate Certificate of Public Policy, the unit LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions is recommended as a pre-requisite for students who do not have a legal background.
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 14-16 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
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