Course Schedule

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

MPPA 438-DL : Environmental and Climate Policy


Climate and environmental issues are among the most complex and consequential arenas of 21st century public policy. This course will study major US environmental laws and how the courts interpret them, explore efforts to reach international consensus to tackle global environmental threats, compare frameworks for environmental protection regimes, and consider federal natural resource protections. Students will also study the main programs to protect US surface waters and air quality, as well as examine how the US federal system addresses issues as diverse as energy policy, transportation, and land use planning. The international climate regime, including the primary scientific sources of climate change data that set the parameters for international climate policy, is examined. The class will discuss current international accords, the role of nations, youth activists and businesses and evaluate emerging issues that will shape climate solutions.

Summer 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
06/20/22 - 08/27/22Optional Sync W
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Slone, Ricca
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