This course will focus on the major legal issues that face the international community in addressing the challenges of climate change and the role of the United Nations, international treaties, and national governments in seeking workable legal solutions. We will also examine ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on communities and peoples across the globe, including Indigenous people. Finally, we will analyze the legal effects of individual and corporate litigation in national courts in North America, South America, India and New Zealand.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework including LAW 101
LAW 468 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.