Course Descriptions

HS 241F — Climate Justice and Livelihoods

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit. May not be taken for credit by students who took HS 261a in prior years.

Takes an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on justice, fairness and equity to the study of the climate change and livelihood sustainability, especially in developing countries. Exposes students to the inequalities and injustice associated with climate change with all the consequent negative impacts that perpetuate deprivation and poverty. It employs a human-centered approach to the debate on climatic variability and its impact on the livelihoods of the poor. The course will explore how to safeguard the rights of the most vulnerable and advocate for the sharing of the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. Reconnoiters the intersection of conceptual perspectives and policy debates in rural sociology, urbanization (geography), economics, political ecology, and governance (politics). The course provides development and policy specialists with a holistic grounding in policy strategies necessary for the achievement of adaptation and resilience to climatic variability, especially within deprived communities in developing countries. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Assan