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Postgraduate Course: Business and Climate Change (ECNM11033)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course first introduces the concept corporate carbon footprints and their assessment. It goes on to cover the various management polices currently used by companies to reduce carbon emissions and the ethics of such mitigation. It examines the supply chain and the influence businesses have in effecting change in the carbon footprint of this chain. Finally it closely examines the investment basis for climate mitigation by business, the perceived barriers to this investment, and the legislative drivers for change.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students on other School of GeoSciences and Business School or School of Economics MSc programmes may enrol by prior agreement between relevant Programme Directors and the Course Organiser. Anyone wishing to enrol students from outside of these Schools should contact the Course Secretary in the first instance.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 154 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Group presentation in week 8 on topic allocated in week 6 (30%).
Written examination consisting of 5-6 compulsory short answer questions and 1 longer essay question (from a choice of 3) (70%).
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Business and Climate Change2:00
Learning Outcomes
? High-level understanding of the corporate carbon footprint and its calculation
? Familiarity with management policies to derive reduced carbon emissions and corporate ethics
? Ability to evaluate importance of upstream and downstream carbon management policies with business supply chains
? In-depth knowledge investment in climate change mitigation by business, the barriers and relevant legislation
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsBCC
Contacts
Course organiserMr Francisco Ascui
Tel: (0131 6)50 8343
Email: Francisco.Ascui@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Malgorzata Litwinska
Tel: (0131 6)51 3028
Email: Maggie.Litwinska@ed.ac.uk
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