Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy

Two pie charts, the left showing temperature increases from 3-4 to 6-8 degrees Celsius, and the right showing increases from 1-2 to 3-4 degrees.

Comparison of likely temperature increases over 1990-2100 with no policy (left), and stabilization of greenhouse gases at 550pm CO2 equivalents (right). (Figure from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

15.023J / 12.848J / ESD.128J

As Taught In

Spring 2008

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This class introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. It also develops an integrated approach to analysis of climate change processes, and assessment of proposed policy measures, drawing on research and model development within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

Archived Versions

Jacoby, Henry, Ronald Prinn, Mort Webster, Travis Franck, and Eunjee Lee. 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy, Spring 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-023j-global-climate-change-economics-science-and-policy-spring-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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