Getting to net-zero in half a semester: GEOB504D Topics in Climate Studies


June 16, 2021

Getting to net-zero in half a semester: GEOB504D Topics in Climate Studies

Countries around the world, including Canada, have pledged to achieve “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century in order to help avoid dangerous impacts from climate change. What is the science behind this target? Is it possible to achieve?

This half-course (1.5) credits traces the science and the history behind the global temperature limits in the Paris Climate Agreement, the remaining carbon budget to avoid those limits, pathways to net-zero emissions, and the likelihood of achieving those pathways.

Details:

Instructor: Simon Donner

GEOB504D (1.5 credits)

Tues/Th 11 am – 12:30 pm

October 5th – Nov 21st

The course is best suited to students with some climate change background. Work includes presentations, debates, and emissions budget analyses.