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Fall 2022 Sustainability Science PS5270 section 001
MANAGING DIVERGING STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS
RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANG

Call Number 15143
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Robert Newton
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course will explore ways in which a changing climate drives divergent, often conflicting, responses from different segments of society: distinct economic classes, industries, communities, countries, etc. This course takes a case study approach, looking at how specific socio-economic impacts of global warming are changing alignments and/or deepening stakeholder entrenchment. It has become common to say that “society lacks political will” to implement effective climate policy; but a closer look indicates that it might be more accurate to say that strong, but conflicting, interests delay action. Further, when the costs of climate change and other environmental risks accrue to one social group while the benefits of new opportunities to another, regulatory policy can be badly distorted. To address this set of problems students will start with science-based projections of change in the Arctic and North America, and will look at how different stakeholders have already responded to change. The course will include a segment on modeling stakeholder conflict. Several types of models will be described and students will have access to a version of the Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY) model that has been modified to include delays in policy implementation. The HANDY model runs quickly enough to try out scenarios in class to test possible impacts of conflict and delay on environmental sustainability.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Technology
Enrollment 6 students (20 max) as of 3:09PM Thursday, August 18, 2022
Subject Sustainability Science
Number PS5270
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To SIPA, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY
Section key 20223SUSC5270K001

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