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Postgraduate Course: International Climate Change Law (LAWS11245)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course focuses on select advanced issues within the climate regime in detail, analysing latest developments including COP negotiations, the scholarly and policy literature, and analysing these issues in the context of the framework of international and transnational law.
Course description Examples of topics include:

1) Climate change and markets;
2) Loss, damage, and litigation;
3) Regime interaction;
4) Regulating negative emissions technologies; and;
5) COVID and climate.

Further suggestions from candidates are welcome.

Successful completion of Law of Climate Change (LAWS11301) is not a prerequisite but the two courses are closely related.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  31
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Summative Assessment:

This course will be assessed by 2 components:

1) A 4000 word essay, which is worth 80% of the overall course mark;
2) A class participation element, which is worth 20% of the overall course mark.
Feedback Feedback on the formative assessment may be provided in various formats, for example, to include written, oral, video, face-to-face, whole class, or individual. The course organiser will decide which format is most appropriate in relation to the nature of the assessment.

Feedback on both formative and summative in-course assessed work will be provided in time to be of use in subsequent assessments within the course.

Feedback on the summative assessment will be provided in written form via Learn, the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop the technique of writing in a clear and concise fashion by both planning and writing your essay submission to a deadline and within a word limit.
  2. Extend your oral skills by requiring you to take a full part in the seminar discussions and by making presentations in class.
  3. Demonstrate key intellectual skills, such as collecting, organising and evaluating evidence. This course requires you to develop your skills in presenting evidence in a balanced way and analysing the weak and strong points of arguments to synthesis these in the process of solving problems.
  4. Evidence developed skills in time management, working independently and taking responsibility for your own work.
Reading List
Please contact the Course Organiser for further information on an indicative bibliography.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsClimate,Environment,Climate Change,Law,International,Level 11,Postgraduate,International Law
Course organiserMr Navraj Ghaleigh
Tel: (0131 6)50 2069
Course secretaryMiss Chloe Culross
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588
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