Master of Environment (Climate Change Adaptation)

The Master of Environment comprises two semesters of full-time study or the equivalent in one of the following specialisations. The Masters program provides opportunities for students who want to move into more senior management positions.

This specialisation introduces students to the physical science basis for climate change and its ecological and human health impacts. It examines the different economic instruments and legal tools available or proposed, both nationally and internationally, to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and analyses the various economic instruments such as carbon taxes and emissions trading regimes. Legal and policy decisions in different sectors, such as renewable energy and transport, are examined. Society's vulnerability to climate change impacts and possible adaptive strategies, with various foci such as human health, biodiversity, natural disaster management (for example, bushfires/droughts) and urban systems are explored. There is the opportunity to gain practical experience by exploring a theme in climate change via an applied project, possibly in conjunction with an industry partner or one of Griffith's research centres.

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