Climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy is undoubtedly the most important economic issue facing the world today. This course seeks to offer a comparative perspective on climate change policies, as policy responses vary widely from country to country. It will critically examine the regional challenges of decarbonization. Different countries/regions will serve as concrete case studies for thinking about the promises and pitfalls of policymaking trajectories.

The course will welcome a range of renowned guests and experts in specific areas of climate policy. Students will have the opportunity to gain practical and in-depth knowledge from them and deepen their understanding of different perspectives on green transition in the ensuing discussion (Q&A after each lecture).

As climate change is a global problem, cooperation across countries is key to finding effective solutions. The course aims to motivate students to be interactive and collaborative throughout the course and on the final project.